Argentinian architect Hernan Landolfo has prolonged an house in Buenos Aires and reorganised the dwelling areas round a double-height atrium with an olive tree rising within the centre.
Landolfo was enlisted by his purchasers to develop their dwelling area to incorporate a house workplace. He decided that one of the simplest ways to extend the useable space can be to surround the amount outlined by its courtyard, thereby including a ground to the house.
“The principle operation is to finish the amount by the use of a light-weight, clear construction, in addition to the colonisation of the terraces with a easy flooring,” defined the architect. The undertaking is dubbed Casa Juramento, after the road it’s situated on.
Guests enter the 90-square-metre house by way of the double-height, glass-enclosed atrium, which was beforehand the open courtyard. This area centres round an olive tree. Landolfo mentioned the tree and courtyard present a visible connection between inside areas.
“On the bottom ground, the olive tree visually impacts the rooms it articulates,” Landolfo mentioned.
The newly-enclosed area is completed with hardwood flooring, making a extra comfy inside floor. Above the kitchen is a house workplace, which might open fully onto the courtyard to miss the olive tree.
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On the alternative aspect, above the lounge, is the proprietor’s new bed room. This area is wrapped with translucent glass, which provides them some privateness, whereas nonetheless admitting loads of daylight.
“On the primary ground, the glass display capabilities as a veil to and from the bed room, aided by a recreation of reflections, opacities and transparencies,” mentioned Landolfo.
There may be nonetheless a rooftop terrace obtainable outdoors the bed room. It’s completed with the identical stone pavers which might be used within the courtyard, offering continuity between the inside and exterior areas.
Landolfo left a lot of the prevailing house principally untouched. Black metal kinds the first construction, which enhances picket flooring and built-in shelving. These parts are offset by touches of greenery.
Different initiatives in Argentina embrace a up to date extension to an artwork deco-style residence in Buenos Aires, and a residence that was in-built a constructing beforehand was used as a horse secure.
Pictures is by Javier Ajustin Rojas.