Concrete House Floats Above The Argentinian Countryside

Every house has its own way of interacting with the surroundings. For the Nono House, the strategy was to direction the attention towards the views and the beautiful and relaxing countryside landscape. This ultimately allows the structure to look as if it’s floating in the air even though it actually has a very solid base which anchors it into the ground. The house was designed and built by studio Contino – D’Elia Arquitectos and is located in Sierra de los Padres, in Argentina. The project was completed earlier this year.

The ground floor is not a solid block but rather a solid frame for the beautiful countryside viewsView in gallery
The ground floor is not a solid block but rather a solid frame for the beautiful countryside views
The upper floor is partially cantilevered over the concrete base which gives it a lightweight appearanceView in gallery
The upper floor is partially cantilevered over the concrete base which gives it a lightweight appearance

This modern concrete house acts as a holiday retreat for family and friends, a place where one can reconnect with nature and enjoy the simplicity of a rural setting without giving up everyday modern comforts. Architecture and nature complement each other and bring out their best features. The ground floor of the house is what ultimately gives the impression of a lightweight, floating structure by focusing the gaze towards the views rather than the house itself. Inside, the staircase acts as both the link between the floor and a divider between different sections of the home. The overall impression is that of a strong bond with nature.

The upper level has large windows but doesn't feel exposed and doesn't lack privacyView in gallery
The upper level has large windows but doesn’t feel exposed and doesn’t lack privacy
The interior staircase acts as a divider between different areas of the houseView in gallery
The interior staircase acts as a divider between different areas of the house
The interior design is simple and makes use of neutral colors and very few materialsView in gallery
The interior design is simple and makes use of neutral colors and very few materials
A large framed mirror amplifies the amount of sunlight entering the bedroom while also reflecting the beautiful viewView in gallery
A large framed mirror amplifies the amount of sunlight entering the bedroom while also reflecting the beautiful view
Raw concrete walls are complemented by wooden floors for a balanced and modern look View in gallery
Raw concrete walls are complemented by wooden floors for a balanced and modern look
The main entrance is hidden on the side of the house and sheltered by the cantilevered terraceView in gallery
The main entrance is hidden on the side of the house and sheltered by the cantilevered terrace
Large beams and slabs frame the beautiful countryside landscape and give the house a layered lookView in gallery
Large beams and slabs frame the beautiful countryside landscape and give the house a layered look
The architecture and interior design are constantly focusing the attention towards the landscapeView in gallery
The architecture and interior design are constantly focusing the attention towards the landscape
The concrete shell gives the house a robust and solid look and creates an eclectic vibe insideView in gallery
The concrete shell gives the house a robust and solid look and creates an eclectic vibe inside
Even though it has a solid concrete base, the house still manages to look as if it's floating above the groundView in gallery
Even though it has a solid concrete base, the house still manages to look as if it’s floating above the ground