This Lush Buenos Aires Home Cleverly Blurs the Boundaries Between Inside and Out

Junta Arquitectas worked magic with a limited footprint by incorporating a sunny courtyard, verdant patio, and green roof to top things off.

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Project Details:

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Architect: Junta Arquitectas

Footprint: 936 square feet

From the Architect: "Ph Superí is located in the City of Buenos Aires on the border of Coghlan and Saavedra neighborhoods. It’s a low-density area four blocks from Saavedra Park, between Crámer and Balbín avenues. The project deals with the intervention of a ph-type house, a typical Buenos Aires typology inherited from the ‘casa chorizo’ of the early 20th century, in which several housing units are located on the same lot.

"This project involved rethinking the functionality of the existing house and extending the terrace on the first floor. The original structure of load-bearing walls was replaced by an independent system of reinforced concrete columns and beams. The new open and flexible spatial configuration dematerialized the interior-exterior limit, showing the plasticity and texture of the material. The inverted beams allow the incorporation of a green roof that both insulates the house and retains rainwater."

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