The FyF Residence is a strange and unusual house located in near by Rosario, Argentina. Designed by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, it built in 200 square meter area and only has one level. It is a monolithic piece of concrete with subtle inflections that make it looks unusual and even strange as from outside as from inside. The FyF also features a small greenhouse inside which provide the interior with natural light. On the body of the house there are a number of folds, while in areas of transition there are preforations which makes it so unique.
“FYF Residence can be described as an attempt to deal with the generic and undifferentiated flatness of the [pampas] landscape. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochrome form only punctuated by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them. Specifically, a supple concrete shell constitutes the body of the house. Problematic transitions are registered into the shell through folds and bends. Punctuations in those transitions are effected through detached slits. These techniques, controlled by a structuring geometry governing the shape of the house, imply also a dexterous plasticity in its material. Folds and slits, allow also for conditions of luminosity, ventilation, and view. Moreover, through their shape and disposition, they are means of emphasizing geometry while experientially accentuating the topology of the shell at every local point.”
Design of House