The Pedro House Features a Multi-Purpose Timber Exterior

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 3, 2014
References: vdvarq.ar & dezeen
Beunos Aires firm VDV ARQ designed the 'Pedro House,' a residence made to accommodate three generations of the same family.

The home features timber screens, which have the ability to fold and tilt accordingly, offering shade and privacy in a way that doesn't inhibit the view. The architects were most concerned with providing an open, accessible space with a strong relationship to the outdoors. The screens on the ground floor are positioned so that they screen the internal courtyard, while also being able to swivel upward, allowing the residents to park their car inside.

More than privacy, the timber screens also improve insulation, alleviating the Buenos Aires heat during the summer for the residents' increased comfort.