The project is presented as a self-management proposal of our studio with the purpose of commercializing profitable units in a city area with good investment potential. The search parameter was a land lot that allowed us to construct a building of approximately 700 square meters.
Located a block to the south of Avenida Pellegrini and six blocks to the west of Boulevard Oroño, the building “Montevideo 2759” is on a rectangular lot 8.50 m front and 10.25 m deep.
Maximum height limit permitted by the Urban Code of Rosario (Código Urbano de Rosario) for that area was used, which is 19 m; and two studio apartments per floor were developed.
In order to determine the work’s spatiality and aesthetic, our starting point was the north orientation. The balconies were retracted from the building line to optimize the “halfopen air” condition of the space. Thus, this area can benefit from the winter sun and the summer shadow. Because of this design decision, the building skin acquired a thickness which is accentuated by the inclined and interleaved planes between even and odd-numbered floors. In turn, the planes create a technical space to accommodate air conditioning equipment on the outside and a storage space in the inside.
All ceilings present exposed concrete, in contrast to the front and lateral walls; this materiality enables to highlight even more the play of shadows and lights in the facade.
The ground floor unites to the public space with the same kind of floor used in the garage area and to the sidewalk. Built in metallic carpentry, this space connects visually to the urban environment through the entrance as well.
In this case, we aimed to generate a sober architecture in consonance with its aesthetic, and also with the goals set for this project.
Material Used :
1. Concrete structure
2. Brick enclosure