Now available: |house of Dr. Currutchet at La Plata|
The house occupies a site surrounded on three sides by walls and facing onto and avenue. In front there is a fine boulevard and a green park. In the first place the house must be orientated to ensure a view over the park, and to this end a terrace forming a hanging garden has been made, which allows the benefits of the sky, the light, the sun and the shade to be enjoyed in the front of the house.
The space gained by raising the house on pilotis has allowed a convenient relationship between the consulting room and the house. Naturally the reinforced concrete allows very complete glazing, and this has been protected by a brise-soleil designed in accordance with the angle and direction of the sun at this latitude. The plans and section offer the possibility of a regular architectural promenade. One rises up through the building in an interesting and amusing way which opens up various perspectives. The free planning of the all the storeys, and most particularly the bedroom, gives rise to some interesting solutions. The building is in the course of construction at La Plata. Dr. Currutchet had asked Le Corbusier to furnish it for him, but unfortunately he was away in America at the time and the lack of contact made it impossible.