Frankfurt-based architectural practice NE-AR is responsible for this stunning structure in Argentina, which is based entirely around a column that is a centerpiece in its own right. Located on the shores of a lake in the Patagonia region in the southern Rio Negro province, the One Column House was the result of an extensive redesign of what was a dark and badly-designed holiday home. The structure itself is an extension detached from the main house, functioning as a patio that offers easier access and better views of the lake. The simple, reinforced concrete structure houses a dining area, open kitchen and lounge area, with the column composed of two flat, sweeping elements that converge around a fireplace and seamlessly meld the ceiling and floor together. Finally, a wide wooden terrace on the lakeside of the structure provides even more space to take in the natural scenery.
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