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City of Arts Ateliers / Lucio Morini

  • 01:00 - 29 January, 2010
City of Arts Ateliers / Lucio Morini
City of Arts Ateliers / Lucio Morini, © Lucio Morini
© Lucio Morini

© Lucio Morini © Lucio Morini © Lucio Morini © Lucio Morini +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Lucio Morini + GGMPU Arquitectos – Gramática/Morini/Pisani/Urtubey
  • Project Manager

    Arq. Iciar Lecuona
  • Client

    IECSA S.A. – Electroingeniería S.A.-U.T.E.
  • Contractor

    IECSA S.A. – Electroingeniería S.A.-U.T.E.
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. These studios belong to the Córdoba Province City of the Arts, a campus housing painting, sculpture, photography, and music schools.

They are to be lent to invited artists for short periods of time, so that they can live and work in them and develop their work within a private realm, while sharing their life and work experience with the students.

A continuous strip defining the edge of an interior plaza, it holds 10 studios -8 for painters and 2 for sculptors- with a nearly identical design.

Each studio is a 2 story unit with a double height, glass-enclosed space facing either south (painters´ units) or north (sculptors´ units).

© Lucio Morini
© Lucio Morini

A large lifting glass door allows the interior of the studio to merge with the plaza.

The bedroom and toilet are located on the first floor, and the living, dining and cooking space on the second, which allows their expansion towards an open terrace.

© Lucio Morini
© Lucio Morini

The building is shaped by a sequence of parallel planes, a U-glass plane towards the south, and a transparent glass façade facing north. The latter is covered by a system of folding, perforated-metal shutters which vary in transparency depending on the light conditions and position; producing variations in the façade pattern.

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Helena Degreas · April 27, 2011

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Roberto · July 12, 2010

Lo fui a ver... Hermoso y sensual, aunque me genera algunas dudas con la temperatura... Igualmente, hermoso y renovador... Inspirador.

alonso · February 05, 2010

Lucio Morini case is very special. He{ s considered the "south american golden boy" in architecture. Considering he´s very young, his work (already reviewd by the most important specialized magazines) is already turning upside down argentinas´s architecture.

Nicholas Patten · February 03, 2010

Colorful: City of Arts Ateliers.

Modern Zen Architecture · January 31, 2010

Absolutely spot on! It's a perfect example of architecture finding its place to fill a void. I hope we see more, not just in Argentina, but across the globe.

And, when the world catches on that great architecture coupled with great design, engineering, and function benefits all people in society.

Genna · January 31, 2010

I think any Arts Schools need to have this type of setting for student housing! So easy to make this a 'green' building. I love it!

robert · January 30, 2010

nice one:) spot on fuctionality!


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