ARIA Building / Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking + Erika Peinado Vaca Diez

ARIA Building / Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking + Erika Peinado Vaca Diez

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking+ 22

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Owners:Giovanni Molinari Martinetti, Elena Delicia Cirbián Krutzfeldt
  • Collaborator Architect:Malena Herbas Villarroel
  • Project Manager:Mariano Donoso Rea
  • Construction Supervisors:Rodrigo Luna Joffre, Yazmín Lara Alub
  • Structural Engineering:Zelmar Ibáñez Pedraza
  • Hydrosanitary Engineering:Federico Ferrufino Cabrera
  • Electrical Engineering:Reynaldo Cabrera Bejarano
  • City:Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • Country:Bolivia
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© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

Text description provided by the architects. Set on a corner plot, this five story building with a strictly residential character comes across as a compact structure defined by a dense program, where the challenge was to balance profitability and esthetics.

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

The rigidity, defined by its shape, is softened through the use of a range of attractive materials, where the vertical planes are marked in wood and the horizontal ones in concrete. This allows for a visual play less compromising with the abstract, but showing dynamism through the elements that have been worked into the black metallic structure such as the umbrellas and grip mechanisms, as well as the C profile that marks the slabs, as expansion joints, highlighting the union between levels.

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Section

From a pedestrian view, the building opens up to the city giving the corner a green space from which a door canopy appears, thus marking the access into a lobby and landing. On the same floor, with a standard apartment distribution, there are two apartments at street level, benefitting from private patios in accordance with the building setbacks. The parking lot is located in the basement with an access ramp on one side of the building.

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

On the next two floors there are four standard apartments provided with balconies. A lobby takes us either into the social area, which consists in a wide living-dining room integrated with kitchen and a utility area, or into the private area, where you can find two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a master suite with bathroom and a dressing room.  

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

On the third floor, you can access another standard apartment from the landing as well as the first floor of the penthouse which includes three en-suite bedrooms, a master suite and a family room in the corner, with access to a small terrace.

Third Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan

The top floor is the location for the project’s communal social area where the time comes to a stop so you can enjoy the relaxing space with a swimming pool and barbecue grill. On this same floor, separate from the social area, we find the second level of the penthouse, including a living-dining room, kitchen and utility area, complemented with a large semi-covered terrace and a private a barbecue grill, an essential to this culture.

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking
© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

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Cite: "ARIA Building / Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking + Erika Peinado Vaca Diez" 23 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775494/aria-building-sebastian-fernandez-de-cordova-frerking-plus-erika-peinado-vaca-diez> ISSN 0719-8884

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