Piaggio HouseSingle Family Residential, Rosario, 2019
Piaggio House is a two-story, single family, small lot house in the outskirts of the city of Rosario. Adjacent to the Parana Riverfront, this middle-class residential neighborhood is characterized by a tightly subdivided urban grid with narrow plots. Like many buildings in Rosario, the house shares its party walls with its neighbors.
The house neighbors a 1920s street-facing one-story house to the west and a recessed two-story cottage to the east. Its chamfered corner acknowledges this neighborhood context of pitched- roof cottages — the dog-eared profile of the roof calls out the house (like the favorite page of a well-worn book) while connecting seamlessly with the neighboring houses.
The house accommodates the everyday rhythms of Argentinian family life, featuring three-bedrooms; two baths; a large kitchen integrated with dining and living rooms into a loft-like space; a sun deck; and the requisite asador (a built-in outdoor grill station). The one-hundred-year-old lemon tree is left intact in the garden, framed by a swath of green grass.
PROJECT TYPE Single Family Residential
LOCATION Rosario, Argentina
TEAM Rishab Jain, Nancy Ai, Vincent Yung, Ryan Farnam
TERRAZZO FURNITURE Manasseri Depetris
PHOTOGRAPHY Javier Augustín Rojas