The Casa 131 Building Offers Great Views and Secure Privacy

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 26, 2016
References: archivoarq.clarin & dezeen
An Argentine architect by the name of Federico Sartor has constructed an innovative glazed concrete building that is designed to give the occupants expansive views of the surrounding area, while minimizing their own visibility to outsiders.

Located in the capital city of Buenos Aires, Casa 131 makes use of glazed frames to give the occupants views of the planted area on the side of the building as well as a nearby lake. However, views of the interior of the home from the street are blocked off by a combination of wooden blocks and concrete walls. The interior of the home features an exposed foundational structure that offers a striking visual aesthetic.

This concrete building is a fine example of functional architecture that is informed by intelligent use of construction materials.