Argentina. An ever-evolving modular house

The building designed by Estudio Relativo is an aggregation of cells, programmatically open to modification, growth and dispersion.

Estudio Relativo, Casa Incompleta, Santo Tomé, Santa Fe, Argentina, 2018

In the Argentinian city of Santa Fe, Estudio relativo has built a 250 sqm single-family house for a young couple. While Casa Incompleta is now being used as a residence, the building has been programmatically conceived as an aggregation of units open to a permanent process of adaptation, as if it was a living organism. The building is an investigation on the informal, defined as a antagonistic relationship between the spaces and theirs use.

The structural and spatial layout is defined by cellular units of different sizes randomly aggregated in space. Each unit appears as a white prism with sloped roofs. The elevations appear as an alternation of solid and perforated walls, where the second type of surface works as a filter towards the outside garden. The units are connected one by one, defining a chained succession of rooms.

Casa Incompleta
Santo Tomé, Santa Fe, Argentina
single-family house
Estudio Relativo
Design team:
Cecilia Rossini, Guido Hernandez
Fernando Nieva, Angelina Romero, Federico Gigante
250 sqm

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