Nuñez House / Adamo-Faiden

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: Adamo-Faiden / Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
Location: ,
Collaborators: Giuliana Nieva, Iván Fierro, Jualien Hosansky, Marie Taillafer de Laportaliere, Carolina Molinari
Structural Engineering: Carlos Margueirat
Site Area: 203.7 sqm
Project Area: 182.6 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

first floor plan
© Cristobal Palma

The realized work for the Núñez family consisted of the transformation of an old apartment into a contemporary urban home.

second floor plan
© Cristobal Palma

The project resumes four punctual operations that try to set a relation between the existent organization and the new function. The first one is the inversion of the separate uses of the two floors of the house. With the addition of a bathroom and a closet in place of the former living room, the goal of placing all bedrooms on first floor is achieved. Which, in turn, liberates the upper floor and its terrace for a functional common space for the whole family. The second intervention consists of occupation of half of the terrace with a light construction, which integrates the space with the kitchen, dining area, and living room. The rooftop of this space is used to create an extension that leads to the third operation: convertion of the water tank into an open-air swimming pool. Finally, a shadow device incorporates to the project the irregularity of the walls from neighboring buildings, trapping a great volume of air and creating an specific atmosphere for the new house.

Cite: "Nuñez House / Adamo-Faiden" 09 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • João

    A very good transformation, congratulations.

  • h.a.

    this house is a miracle. can think in a nicer place to live in a city. The heating fan spoils the architectural purity though

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