Carassale House / BAK Architects

first_imgArchDaily Carassale House / BAK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarassale House / BAK Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Argentina Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  2012 Architects: BAK Arquitects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 “COPY” Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 47 Share Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaText description provided by the architects. Costa Esmeralda is a private venture on the dunes of the coast of Buenos Aires, 390 km from the city of Buenos Aires. This is a recent development with a young acacia and pine trees afforestation with a few consolidated forest sectors. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe batch to intervene is at the edge of a zone of young vegetation. It is located between a higher area with a dense plantation to the left, and a low area to the right, with no vegetation sown and abundant pastures of the region. Specifically, the land has some acacias and only nine young maritime pines-mostly clustered near the front line, one in the center and one in the background, so the project begins with the premise of preserving all existing trees. This was a very particular request, as one member of the couple who contacts the studio is an architect that, being unable to take care of the project due to time and distance, turns to colleagues with whom she shares architectural criteria. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaIn the first interview they say that, although the family is composed of the couple plus three small children, the idea is to have many places to sleep since they plan to share the house with friends over long stays. For the same reason, the social area also had to be generously sized. Therefore it is suggested to solve some bedrooms as cabins, as the house could not exceed 150 or 160 m2. The gathering place will integrate the kitchen and have a fireplace which should enable barbecuing, when is not possible to do it outside. It should also have an outdoor grill, expansion places and a place to be used as a laundry room and warehousing for beach items. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaWas also highlighted the need to have a very fluid relationship with the outside in all rooms. The formalization of the house would have to be austere and of very low impact in this rough environment, highly appreciated by the clients. Save this picture!SectionIt was decided to locate the house in the central area of the property – the highest and with just one tree to integrate-resolving it into two mutually perpendicular volumes intersect at different heights, following the contours of the lot, separating at the junction to let in a young maritime pine that over time will become the main character. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe first volume is an elongated prism, parallel to the street and open at both main sides producing a semi covered which integrates the grove of trees located in the front with the rest of the batch. The second, another elongated prism located three steps below to fit the contour of the lot, houses four bedroom and resolves two clearly differentiated facades: the western, closed, corresponds to the circulation and shared bathroom, and the eastern, open, with large windows allowing the integration of the three bedrooms with the outside. The last bedroom, the main, opens to the backyard with an important semi covered space and a private terrace protected from the view of the rest of the house and overlooking a rugged landscape that will not vary over time because there are no neighbors adjoining the back of the property.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: The National Art Schools of Cuba / Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, Rob…Architecture ClassicsTime-Lapse: One World Trade CenterArticles Share Carassale House / BAK Architects CopyHouses•La Esmeralda, Argentina CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on September 12, 2013Cite: “Carassale House / BAK Architects” [Casa Carassale / BAK Arquitectos] 12 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Home Prices Hit New Record

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home Prices Hit New Record Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Hit New Record Tagged with: Home Prices Homebuyers Inventory Sales Previous: Talking Mortgage Reform Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Equifax, Tromberg Law Group, and More April 4, 2019 856 Views Home Prices Homebuyers Inventory Sales 2019-04-04 Seth Welborn  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News According to a recent report from, the median U.S. home price just hit $300,000 for the first time.’s March 2019 monthly housing trend report, released on Thursday, reveals a seven percent year-over-year median listing price increase.”The typical U.S. home list price has set a new high right on the cusp of the spring homebuying season, and despite a slowing growth rate, home prices will likely continue to set new records later this year,” said Danielle Hale,’s Chief Economist. “Heading into spring, U.S. prices are expected to continue to rise and inventory is expected to continue to increase, but at a slower pace than we’ve seen the last few months as fewer sellers want to contend with this year’s more challenging conditions. A buyer’s experience will vary notably depending on the market and price point they’re targeting.” notes that the increase in home prices this year has been affected primarily by inventory growth in the high-end of the market. The report notes that for-sale homes priced over $750,000 increased 11 percent year-over-year, despite entry level homes priced $200,000 or below declined 9 percent during the same period.This season’s increase is still relatively slow compared with recent months. Hale states that the rate of inventory growth slowed compared to the last few months and this slower-growth trend could continue into April, especially if fewer new listings hit the market. March saw a four percent year over year increase in homes for sale, up by 56,000 additional homes.However, March’s growth was primarily focused in the 50 largest U.S. markets, which saw a nine percent growth in inventory.Despite the increased inventory, notes that many metroes saw a year over year decline in fresh properties. Nationally, the number of newly listed properties hitting the market declined by 0.4 percent from last year, meaning more options for buyers, but not many fresh opportunities. Some metroes saw significant year over year decreases in inventory. For example, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma City, where inventory declined by 19 percent, 14 percent and 11 percent. The East Coast, however, saw significant inventory gains, with San Jose, California; Seattle, and San Francisco, growing by 114 percent, 77 percent and 44 percent, respectively. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

How Arsenal’s top-four bid could be derailed by Javi Gracia’s quiet Watford revolution

first_img Comment Advertisement Javi Gracia has transformed Watford’s fortunes during his time in charge (Getty Images)There have been times during the Pozzo family’s seven years in charge of Watford where the Hertfordshire club have appeared to be in a state of complete and utter chaos.Much of that has been down to the instability off the pitch with no fewer than 10 managers having been employed by the club during that time. There was famously a five-week spell in the Autumn of 2014 when the club had four different managers.Despite the seemingly constant turnover of tacticians, though, this has rather improbably been one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. Next season will mark Watford’s fifth consecutive campaign in the Premier League, only the second time they have enjoyed such a run in the top-flight since their glory days in the 1980s.AdvertisementAdvertisementNot only are Watford in amongst a gaggle of sides looking to secure 7th position in the table, but they also have a date at Wembley to look forward to as well having come from 2-0 down to beat Wolves 3-2 after extra-time in the FA Cup semi-final last weekend. It will be only their second ever final appearance and their first since 1984.ADVERTISEMENTIt is no coincidence that Watford are in the midst of their most successful period in recent memory at a time when they are at their most stable. Absolutely pivotal to their strong showing this term has been the job done by the Pozzo’s tenth manager: Javi Gracia. Owner Gino Pozzo has overseen Watford’s promotion from the Championship and subsequent consolidation in the Premier League (Getty Images)A matter of eight hours and 19 minutes after dispensing of the services of Marco Silva following interest from Everton last January, Watford had confirmed their replacement with Gracia parachuting straight in to replace the Portuguese after his desk had been cleared.The timing of the announcement and Gracia’s low profile immediately raised eyebrows. Somewhat predictably, there was a sea of memes in the Twitter responses to Watford’s announcement, with people either questioning who he was or offering him goodwill ahead of an inevitable sacking a few months later.Some 15 months on, Gracia is no longer an unknown quantity and Watford are no longer a laughing stock. Only Gianfranco Zola, the Pozzo’s very first managerial appointment, has lasted longer in the hot seat at Vicarage Road than Gracia. Should the Spaniard secure a top-half finish to go along with a cup final place, this will be Watford’s best season since 1982-83.What has made the 48-year-old’s work all the more impressive is the low-key nature of all. The squad at his disposal is virtually the same one he inherited from Silva and Watford’s other ensemble of short-term managers with only Ben Foster and Gerard Deulofeu newcomers to the starting XI this season.Watford were also one of only three Premier League clubs to turn a profit in the transfer market last summer, boosting their profits by around £13m thanks to the £50m sale of Richarlison to Everton in a move that saw the Brazilian reunite with Silva.Continuity off the pitch has been reflected by continuity on it with Gracia making subtle tweaks rather than wholesale changes to Watford’s tactical setup. For much of their time in the Premier League, Watford have paired their inspirational captain Tory Deeney in attack with a more mobile forward and Gracia has maintained that tradition. Troy Deeney accused Arsenal of lacking ‘cojones’ after they lost to Watford in October 2017 (Getty Images)The pace of Deulofeu and Andre Gray up front also gives them an outlet in the channels should they need to relieve some pressure and knock the ball long. Their ability to mix things up to counter-act the strengths of opponents is something that Gracia deserves plenty of credit for cultivating.AdvertisementAn average of 1.73 points won per game at home this season has Watford behind only the top six clubs and it is that record allied to the variety of their game that sets them out as extremely dangerous opponents for Arsenal – and manager Unai Emery, who played alongside Gracia at Real Sociedad – as they bid to finish in the top four.Watford also have a decent record against Arsenal recently, beating them three times in the last seven meetings including a 2-1 victory the last time they played at Vicarage Road in October 2017 with Deeney scoring a penalty on that particular occasion.Deeney seems to relish coming up against Arsenal scoring twice and registering two assists in seven career appearances against them and following Watford’s last win over Arsenal 18-months ago, he came up with a memorable soundbite, accusing them of lacking ‘cojones’.Arsenal’s recent struggles on the road, meanwhile, have been well-documented and of their remaining fixtures in the Premier League, this appears to be the most likely banana skin that Emery’s side could face. That in itself is a testament to the job done by the unassuming Spaniard in the Watford dugout.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Oliver Young-MylesMonday 15 Apr 2019 8:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares How Arsenal’s top four bid could be derailed by Javi Gracia’s quiet Watford revolution Advertisement Gerard Deulofeu has been in inspirational form for Watford in recent matches (Getty Images)Arguably his most innovative move has been to redeploy Deulofeu as a roving No.10 just off Deeney, with the Spaniard thriving in a more central role having spent virtually his entire career to date out on the right wing. With seven goals and five assists in the league not to mention his inspirational double against Wolves in the FA Cup semi-final, this campaign has already been the most productive of the 25-year-old’s career.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn terms of shape, Watford have almost exclusively used a narrow 4-4-2 system with natural central midfield players Roberto Pereyra and Will Hughes tucking in on their opposite flanks to flood the middle of the pitch and create space for full-backs Daryl Janmaat and especially, Jose Holebas to charge into.There is no particular metric by which Watford standout as superior to any other in the Premier League. For instance, they rank 17th for the number of shots taken which is only better than relegation-threatened Cardiff, Burnley and Brighton.However, from back to front they are an organised, physical and hard-working side that gives any team in the division a difficult game. Nothing exemplifies Watford’s approach more than their central midfield partnership of Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure, both of whom have been amongst the top players in their position in the league this term.Not only are the French duo physically able to dominate opponents in the centre of the pitch they also have the technique to go with it, Capoue acting as the deep-lying playmaker with his expansive passing range and Doucoure offering an attacking threat from deep, as evidenced by his five goals and six assists this season.That blend of brain and brawn characterises the whole team. The set-piece prowess of Holebas and the aerial threat provided by Deeney, Doucoure, Craig Cathcart and others is undoubtedly a key weapon in their armoury, but the presence of technicians such as Pereyra, Deulofeu and Hughes in their side means they are equally capable of stringing together intricate passing moves.last_img read more