Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

ARTICULATED BOXES HOUSE REFURBISHMENT

Paralelo Colectivo

CATEGORY
Houses, Extension

LOCATION
La Plata, Argentina

AREA
120 m²

YEAR
2020

ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE
Rodrigo Ballina Benites, Valentin Ayala, Luciano Del Valle

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

The project is a house immersed in the historic center of the city of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

The commission consisted of the expansion and complete rehabilitation of the house that had a distribution of space that was no longer appropriate for the family.

One of the main premises to be achieved consisted of expanding the common spaces of the house; the old kitchen, which was very poorly lit and was located towards the patio in the back, like an obstacle.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

The whole house absorbed in its interior was dark and disjointed with the outside.

We thought of a stereotomic architectural element, which would be embedded in the pre-existence and at the same time appear to emerge forcefully from the earth, almost like a polished stone.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

This is why the chosen material was a large reinforced concrete partition, with a particular formwork of corrugated sheet metal which gave it a unique singularity.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

This stone box was pierced from the need for a new dimension of open relationship with the outside.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran

The new kitchen will function as the articulating element that links the house with both patios. The pre-existing box, a typical typology of a "drawer house", extended in our city in the 50s, will comprise the sector of the house that is related to the street.

The new articulated box will return to the house its relationship with the background, the exterior space with a private, internal relationship.

A proper place for the family is made up of a young mother and her 3 children.

Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran


Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Luis Barandiaran


Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
First floor plan
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
Ground floor plan
Articulated Boxes House Refurbishment
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