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Refurbishment in Architecture

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DAf Offices / Albert Tidy

  • 01:00 - 10 September, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
DAf Offices / Albert Tidy
DAf Offices / Albert Tidy, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Navegantes 1955, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Melisa Ortíz, Sebastián Cruz
  • Project Area

    343.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Construction

    Jorge Dacaret.
  • Structures

    Raúl Castellanos
  • Lighting

    Paulina Sir
  • Materials

    Metallic structure, corrugated steel cladding
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© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Text description provided by the architects. The commission consists of the conversion of a dwelling into offices for a creative film and advertising agency. Located in the residential neighborhood of Pedro de Valdivia Norte, adjacent to San Cristobal hill in Santiago, the home of 256 m2 on two levels had an original first floor and lightweight second floor, the product of a later expansion.

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The operation involves the reconstruction of a second story building on the existing concrete slab in its entirety. A large window opens to the north and the view of the hill with a 1.3m sill protecting privacy inside. The interior space is therefore an open floor plan that allows for maximum flexibility of use, and its connection is via a double height space that replaces the original staircase with a lighter and more transparent element.


The whole project is designed in two colors: white inside and black outside, so that the volume become invisible at night, and the window appears like a lantern in the neighborhood.

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

The extension does not try to hide the original house with an "envelope" facade operation, but rather to enter into dialogue with it and release it from its domestic program to accommodate its new use.

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre


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Cite: "DAf Offices / Albert Tidy" [Oficinas DAf / Albert Tidy Arquitectos] 10 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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