It’s hard to know what to make of architect Edgardo Marveggio’s design in Córdoba, Argentina. On one hand, it’s inviting, with its bright yellows and pinks. On the other, it’s a fortress—safeguarded from the street with layers of heft and material.
Either way, the house is a study in textures, beginning with the exterior fence, which uses patterned concrete and pink planks to hide the home from view. Marveggio designed the home like a Mondrian painting—planes of shapes, color, and material overlap to stunning effect.
Inside, the house retains its sense of privacy with the ground level blocked from street view and a mezzanine that offers a glimpse of the backyard through tall glass windows that are protected by a bright yellow shade.
Much like the facade, the interior focuses on shape and material, which play off of each other and create unexpected moments of beauty. Marveggio paid particular attention to light, allowing the windows that do exist to cast a warm pink or blue glow onto the home’s walls and floors.