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Min House / Pop-Arq

  • 01:00 - 13 June, 2010
Min House / Pop-Arq
Min House / Pop-Arq, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palermo Neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects

  • Project & Direction

    Max Zolkwer
  • Team

    Stephane Damsin, Florencia Bernal, Florencia Medina
  • Estructural Engineer

    Diego Vizzón
  • Budget

    us$ 42,000
  • Construction Company

    1° Plano SRL
  • Metal Carpentry

    Miguel Cabaña
  • Wood Carpentry

    Ricardo Juárez
  • Painting

    Juan Pujol
  • Music

  • Directed & Edited By

  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is part of a typical Buenos Aires condominium typology called “PH”. The houses are aligned in a very long and narrow lot, and connected through a corridor. In this case, the unit is located in the middle of the condominium with no direct connection to the street, opening to its own patio. The lot area is quite small, measuring 7m by 6m.

© Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

The newly added red-tin object contains facilities such as toilette and bathroom, stairs and storage space. By utilizing thin and light-weight materials for the construction of the object allows a larger and more usable functional area.

© Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

A variety of wood and metal furniture (i.e. closet, lavatory, laundry and flower pot), constructed with recycled materials of the old house, are located in many corners of the new development enhancing the living environments and providing new functionality.

© Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

Orange recycled acrylics allow the sunlight to stream through adding a yellowish palette of colours of the wood.

A foldable window in the ground floor permits a direct connection between the living room and the patio, allowing the flexibility of providing a unique, large outdoor space to enjoy the temperate climate and good weather conditions that Buenos Aires offers.

© Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

Based on the philosophy that there are no good or bad construction materials, all finishing materials used in the development are the most economic available in the current market. The crucial factor is ensuring to utilize these materials in a very functional and expressive manner.

first floor plan
first floor plan
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Angela Carr · July 06, 2010

love this extension into the courtyard of an existing house in Buenos Aires - great use of colour, cleverly joined...

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Guido · June 22, 2010

Nunca se me hubiera ocurrido, tengo que restaurar una casa chorizo, gracias por abrirme el bocho.

mota montero · June 22, 2010

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max zolkwer · June 15, 2010

i just wanted to credit the pictures to Albano Garcia, , who´s made those nice pictures of the house.
thanks for the comments, Max Zolkwer.

Yafza · June 15, 2010

Excelente. La conexión espacios interiores - exteriores me parece notable.

Hot In Real Estate · June 15, 2010

Min House / Pop-Arq | ArchDaily

Leo RIO · June 15, 2010

Min House / Pop-Arq | ArchDaily

Natash Chekhovska · June 15, 2010

Buenos Aires,Argentina, the Min House used some recycled materials from the old house..simple&beautifully done

Edmundo · June 14, 2010

Pop-Arq is a really appropriate name for this firm, if this design is typical of stuff they normally design. It's a simple project that seems exceptionally well-scaled to the human occupant in section. The relationship between the outdoor patio and the interior space (especially on the bottom floor) seems very thoughtful; the use of the large sliding glass doors breaks down the barrier between that courtyard and the interior space and allows for a lot of natural light. I also appreciate the homeliness of the pictures. It is very rare to see a toothbrush or a cat in architectural photographs, and it provides proof that the space is actually livable.

inbuildhomes · June 14, 2010

like it alot but interior colour scheme could have been used more effectively to make it appear more spacious.

Ben L · June 14, 2010

What a fun, delightful house! The plexiglas curved window in the upstairs bathroom, overlooking the passage below is hot!! I really like the form, and the playful arrangement of the windows.

This project reminds me of Atilier Bow-wow's work.

Very cool, I love seeing these kind of projects on Arch Daily.

Kevin · June 14, 2010

nice to see something good and humble and beautiful.

FELIPE GOES · June 14, 2010 05:26 AM

Great House ! Home sweet home !

GLK · June 14, 2010

Stalker cat appears in nearly every photo. I'm suspicious of its intentions.

Andrew Geber · June 13, 2010

such a breath of fresh air


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