It is not immediately evident, but the CFL houses are three in one. Painting them black helped to give them the “monolithic structure” that the design team sought, while a series of clever interventions ensure that there is still sufficient daylighting, privacy and natural ventilation. All of the timber you see is Cypress: the cladding, the interior flooring, the skirting, as well as all of the door and window frames.
Since Patagonia receives more rain than Norway but not as much snow, a few adjustments were made to the typically Norwegian-style of building. Yet, there are a lot of similarities, including a fantastic use of space that allows for both patios and garages for each unit. Finally, Radiant floor heating and double-glazed windows guarantee their energy efficiency. This is a giant leap forward for Argentina, and we love it.