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Bolivar Multifamily Housing / Hitzig Militello arquitectos

Bolivar Multifamily Housing / Hitzig Militello arquitectos

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian + 37

Barracas, Argentina
  • Architects: HM.Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1520
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Federico Kulekdjian
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Rheem, Alsa, Foglio, Hosch
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© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in the neighborhood of San Telmo, a traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, whose heights are regulated by the building code of the ctiy. For this reason it was necessary to work on a compact building project and this necessarily impact the decision that the access is below the level of the sidewalk.

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

The building has 16 functional units, parking lots for 6 cars and a commercial space at the front. On the ground floor is located a retail space and at successive levels are 3 story housing of studios apartments, one bedroom apartments, and two bedroom apartments.

Section A-A'
Section A-A'

The project contemplates a structure of long beams that confers to the floor plants some flexibility and this allows that diverse sizes of dwellings. On the rooftop there are 4 private terraces which in the future can be accessed by spiral stairs.

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian
third floor plan
third floor plan
© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

What characterizes the project is the use of two facade lines: one of them more dense and monolithic; and behind that line a lighter and translucent one. Because of this we decided to use a palette of materials such as concrete and galvanize iron that defines the aesthetic configuration of the project. Our work in general is characterized by trying to use bitonal materials that do not compete with formal expression or functionality.

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

The plasticity of the concrete has allowed us to mold the partitions with dents placed in a repetitive rhythmic, and this gives the concrete structure a rupture in the typical homogeneity of this material. The use of galvanized meshes panels offers a certain balance between their transparency and the density of the concrete.

© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

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Address:Bolívar 1761, C1143 CABA, Argentina

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Cite: "Bolivar Multifamily Housing / Hitzig Militello arquitectos" 12 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/870960/vivienda-multifamilar-bolivar-hitzig-militello-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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