"Franz House": Situated in the forest above Mar Azul in Villa Gesell, Argentina, this small (2 bedroom 1 bath) summer home takes advantage of the site's steep slope with a split-level configuration. The home was sited in the midst of large pines, incorporating several of them at the entry. While the linear lines of the concrete suggest Brutalist influences, the trees help create harmony with the natural setting. | Design: BAK Arquitectos (2010)
An over-grown garden can give a sort of romantic feeling to the house, and when the vegetation hugs the walls, it not only provides shade through the windows, but it is a lovely view of natural surroundings.