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Isla de Flores St. offices / Pedro Livni

  • 10:00 - 11 February, 2019
  • Curated by Clara Ott
Isla de Flores St. offices / Pedro Livni
Isla de Flores St. offices / Pedro Livni, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Isla de Flores Street 1727, Palermo, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Pedro Livni
  • Structural engineer

    Ing. Alberto Catañy
  • Mechanical engineer

    Ing. Luis Lagomarsino & Asoc.
  • Plumbing

    Arq. Ana Rodrigo
  • Area

    13993.08 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

Text description provided by the architects. Aldo Rossi on its “A Scientific Autobiography” mentions the story told by the physicist Max Planck, where he explains the principle of continuity of energy. A deployed energy that remains on a potential state and that is only dissipated on the collapse. 

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

The project is about the conversion of an industrial warehouse into an office building with the objective of continuity the previously deployed energy. 

The deposit consisted of a structural grid of reinforced concrete pillars and beams which is used as frame to make place for the new purpose. Based on the grid the project consists of emptying and completing the existing structure. 

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
Drawing 03
Drawing 03
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

The vertical dimension and the presence of black turned into the recurring topics in the project configuration. 

At the access, turned into a big triple height void, the stair made of full steel and the elevator with cabin and shaft made of glass are introduced as a character that occupies the space.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

For the facade it was understood pertinent resorting to windows as sustantive elements of the mostly domestic surrounding urban environment. But in order to account for the institutional use the windows are exaggerated on its proportions and placed outside the wall. 

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

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Cite: "Isla de Flores St. offices / Pedro Livni" [Oficinas calle Isla de Flores / Pedro Livni] 11 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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