Este es el diario de obra- itinerario de otro trabajo para el estudio a77: la nueva casa de nuestros amigos Tara, Hernan, Marina y Marco
Objetivo: cumplir con el requisito de construcción de una piscina manteniendo la matriz de la casa-patio prexistente, una vivienda de los años cincuenta resuelta en un lote pequeño.
una estructura metálica se ha montado sobre la antigua construcción conformando un puente que funciona como sostén de la piscina en el segundo nivel de la casa, para poder conseguir la mejor relación posible con el aire, las vistas y el sol.
Materiales: perfiles metálicos reutilizados, placas de terciados fenólicos, puertas de hierro y ventanas halladas en depósitos de chatarra, del mismo modo que las barandas de la totalidad de los ambientes que pertenecieron a las defensas originales de la avenida General Paz (la autovía de límite circunvalatorio de
One of the main objectives of this project was to resolve how to build a pool on the property while maintaining the pre-existing structure of the house and patio (a 50 year old home on a small lot —7.5 meters x 15 meters— in
The intervention —the combination of interventions— was possible, in large part, because of the pre-existing structure. On the ground floor, all of the internal walls were removed, creating an ample, unified space to include an eat-in kitchen, living room and family room/library. A staircase was built in the patio to connect the first floor with the second and third floors.
The enormous rooftop terrace of the original structure —typical in Buenos Aires— and the discovery of an existing concrete structure hidden under the plaster walls of the first floor, made it possible to raise a metallic structure to encompass the upper half of the house, including the bedrooms, the pool and the barbecue area.
The children’s bedrooms and the pool were resolved with a metallic bridge structure placed across the width of the front end of the house lot. The bridge acts as a support for the pool and achieves the greatest amount of air, light and views. Underneath the bridge, the varying heights resulting from an irregular geometry created an area of multiple possibilities for the children’s bedroom and playroom. These possibilities will be developed as the children grow and the need and use of the space changes. Their living space will also grow under the bridge.
The master bedroom was located in the back of the lot, separated from the children’s rooms by a patio. In the center of the patio is a skylight to illuminate the downstairs. The interior and exterior dividers are iron and glass, allowing a visual connection and natural lighting.
The new terrace is formed by the pool with a wooden deck and a lookout planted with grass and a terrace and barbecue area above the master bedroom.
To build the house the use of recovered and recycled materials was made a priority: iron beams, iron doors, old windows, railings and a bathtub. (All of the railings used on the staircases and the terrace were originally used on the