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  7. Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne

Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne

  • 01:00 - 19 February, 2009
Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne
Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne

Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Enrique Browne y Asociados Arquitectos
  • Collaborators

    Hernán Fontaine, Agustín Infante & Nicolás Saieh
  • Contractor

    Empresa Constructora Mena e Infante
  • Area

    294.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. The Project is the transformation of a 20 year old apartment in a historicist building. Since it´s located in the 6th floor, it has excellent views to the west guaranteed. The remodeling considered a program different from its original, plus a guest room. This and other reasons influenced in the desire of generate bigger and more integrated spaces. 

The possibilities of intervention were very restrictive because: a) It was a requirement to keep the exterior untouched; b) Almost all the walls were of structural reinforced concrete, making it hard to modify and; c) the floor-ceiling height was very low.

The proposal integrates and magnifies the spaces as possible. For example, by unifying the living room and the dining room or by making the bedrooms bigger. The spatial quality and variety is achieved with wooden bands in the ceiling that unite the spaces, hid the beams, illumination and other fittings. These bands descend to the floor in certain doors, connecting the ceiling to the floor. Another descends to the table of the dining room.

In the kitchen an inverse treatment was used. A red ceramic band climbs from the floor to the table and stove and it returns to the floor again. The changing natural and artificial light gives variety to spaces. The bathrooms had a special treatment with wood to give them warmth.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne" 19 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/14686/apartment-refurbishment-in-a-vespucio-enrique-browne/>
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8 Comments

Millenion Design · December 15, 2010

wow.i really like the idea of wooden beems.

Fabiola Johann Braun · April 09, 2010

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sunny · May 18, 2009

It seems from the sketches that the only thing that mattered was were where located the sculptures and paintings. By the way I agree that the ceiling ribbon is awful...

pykolandia · February 25, 2009

hm, somehow NOW.
too kitchy, this ribbon on the ceilling is really horrible and don't serves in nothing but a poor decoration. Chairs are even more horryfying than that ;D
Hovewer ... I appreciate that it's rather a "warm" flat because of colours. In the modern trend of Totalitarity of one-color-for-all (white especially, grey, or all-red/blue ...) I thing that it brings a little human touch.

ad · February 24, 2009

de que material es el mesón rojo de la cocina?

martin · February 20, 2009

the chairs in the dining room, are the typical "architect-style furniture design". they design chairs as if they were buildings. i think they're ugly!

the rest of the house is great, nice spaces, nice finishings.

Contemporary Art · February 20, 2009

This is beautiful. The dining chairs, especially the kitchen. I love the idea of the hallway library; it changes the terms of a normal living environment. Especially in the homes of intellectuals, books are often a monotonous backdrop to certain rooms. I really enjoy the idea of keeping them to a broad hallway. Very nice work.
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Miguel Sá, Arqt · February 20, 2009

I like the dining table and type of lighting of the spaces

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