“Our office encourages the client to take part in the design process in order to achieve fully personalized buildings and homes within a contemporary aesthetical frame”, remark the heads of GMARQ, architects Adrián Govetto and Lucas Mansilla. However, House A process was not born out of this work philosophy because during the first meetings with our clients, a couple with no children, they made it clear that they had no preconceived idea of how their future house should look like or how it would be. But during following meetings they told us how their daily lives were, their routines and what their expectations were for the future. At the same time, we were looking at possible options in private neigbourhoods until we found one –“Las Liebres”- and considered the optional land plots available there. Luckily there were several plots they could choose from and they were evaluated with our clients and considering the built sorroundings criteria as well as location, distance from bici streets, the clubhouse and some other issues of interest. Once the land was bought, and having agreed about the clients’ basic needs, we focused on the design of different options for the use of space and the owners reviewed some aspects of the use they would give to the house at that moment and also considered their future with children.
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