Mountain House by Dardo Molina

Mountain House

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

This project designed by architect Dardo Molina is located in the city of Salta, Argentina. It is set on the side of a mountain at 1,300 m . above the sea. The land has a slope of 30 degrees and has a leafy tree vegetation.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

The compositional idea of the project stems from the intersection of two light planes with a sturdy stone wall , which , in turn , marks the entrance to the house.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

The focus of the project is to the west, so I will work with the dimensions of the gallery to manage and achieve enlightenment ideal thermal comfort. The front faces the Vaqueros draft River , located about 300 m below.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

Vehicle access is the service area of the project, thus entering the kitchen. The stone wall is embedded between the two planes has a wood-burning fireplace facing both the foyer and the living. It also has a glazed courtyard to allow natural lighting in unfavorable areas looking south.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

Structurally, the project was a challenge because Salta is located in a seismic zone and receives the thrust of the Nazca plate located on the Atlantic Ocean , which responds to earthquake standards.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

The materials used were the reinforced concretes tone, glass and iron. Inside boasts smooth cement floors . Source by Dardo Molina.

Mountain House
Photo Courtesy of Dardo Molina

Location: Salta, Argentina
Architect: Dardo Molina
Structural Engineer: Emanuel Caro
Client: Pablo Yarade
Hand drawing: Dardo Molina
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Dardo Molina

Mountain House
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Mountain House
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