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Quincho gathering place for Culinary Traditions argentina
Designed by Balsa Crosetto Piazzi and Diego Avendaño, the Quincho in Córdoba, Argentina, is a Brick structuretopped by a massive slab of concrete. The project is located in the village Bialet Masse between Lake San Roque, and the Cordoba Hills. It serves as a space for communal cooking and sharing meals with a particular focus on the traditional Argentinian barbeque ritual. The Quincho is a large structure that was designed primarily as a rooftop. Its purpose is to provide a spacious area for hosting large gatherings, and foster reunions around the table. The Quincho is equipped with essentials such as storage and restrooms, while the brick walls have been perforated for grilling equipment.
Marcos Guiponi is the photographer of all images
Crafting Traditions and Sustainability
The Quincho is a product of local craftsmanship, made from sun-dried and cut clay bricks. The roof, made of prefabricated beams that are exposed, is a cost-effective option and also doubles as a large rain gutter. The intentional reduction of architectural details and the ‘unfinished’ state of the project reflect a responsible approach, addressing economic and political challenges in the region. The Quincho is integrated into the ecosystem by the trees that surround it. Quincho is a climatic enclosure that offers protection from the weather while remaining open for a connection with nature. Quincho reflects Argentinian culinary tradition and is a practical answer to the challenges that the local community faces.
The trees act as natural enclosures that create a harmonious relationship with the surrounding eco-system
The roof is also a large gutter that returns rainwater to ground level
The intention was to create one large room that would be large enough to host large meals and family reunions around the table.