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The clients wanted to build a home that would seem as remote as possible. The site is located in Province of Córdoba, Argentina‘s second most populous region, but it looks like it’s miles away from civilization. The barren but beautiful landscape known for its inhospitable climate created a perfect setting for a home that offers intense isolation and difficult accessibility. However, this remoteness had an impact on the construction work, which prompted the architects to create a structural system that is easy to transport and construct in unfavorable conditions.

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off-the-grid home, The Pampa House, Mariana Palacios, Argentina, off-the-grid, solar power, solar systems, natural light, harsh climate, green architecture, energy-efficient house

The living room spills out into the exterior through large sliding doors that make it possible to use the patio when the weather permits. Locally-sourced stone was used to build some of the masonry, and a nearby spring is utilized to pump fresh water into the house. All of its energy requirements are meet by a solar power system that makes the home truly off-grid.

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Photos by Gonzalo Viramonte