Site size: 12,917 square feet Project size: 4,456 square feet Program: A multifamily complex with four units on a rental basis. A small swimming pool on the property. Location: Dense coniferous forest near the South Atlantic coastline. Solution: Four two-story cubic volumes are arranged around a pool. Each unit contains a kitchen, dining, and living areas on the first floor, with bedrooms and an enclosed terrace above. Construction methods: Steel frame; poured-in-place concrete. Glass panes set in dark, anodized-aluminum frames. Architect: BAK arquitectos Ntra. Sra. del Buen Viaje 1011 Mor'n, Buenos Aires +54-114489-5424 People Architect: BAK arquitectos Ntra. Sra. del
No hotel tower or gritty boardwalk impedes the dramatic sunset over the wide, windswept beach of Mar Azul, a remote and laid-back vacation town a few hours from Buenos Aires on Argentina's South Atlantic coast. 'Blue Sea' may be something of a misnomer, as the water is brown and turbid, but the rugged landscape is no less lovely for it.