Architecture studio Adamo-Faiden has transformed the vacant roof of a 15-storey block in Buenos Aires into a home for a youthful couple, by installing a glazed pavilion-like structure surrounded by plants .
The upper level of Piñeiro Residence, a block in the city’s Recoleta neighbourhood, was one of the thousands of underused flat rooftops on residential buildings in the Argentinian capital.
The clients purchased the space with the view to transform it into a small home.
To attain this, local architects Sebastian Adamo and Marcelo Faiden affixed the greenhouse-like structure to the existing enclosed service area and stairwell.
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It provides an further twenty square metres of interior space and a ten-square-metre terrace.
Planting boxes were added all around the edge of the roof to develop a hedge. This delivers privacy and shade in the course of the sunniest hrs of the day.
“It is attainable to describe a new territory made of insulated enclosures in the air,” the architects told Dezeen. “They are roofs and service terraces, the infrastructural element of the buildings that dominate the landscape of Buenos Aires.”
“These spaces are privileged locations,” they extra. “When we conquer them, we manage to lay ourselves on the edge of the town in make contact with with the ambiance.”
The new indoor location is used by the consumers as a music room, even though the outdoor spot is furnished with seating and a desk. Additional rooms including a kitchen are positioned within the pre-existing framework.
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The task is the latest in a series of rooftop interventions by the architects, including a courtyard added an ageing Buenos Aires townhouse and a fabric tensile structure developed over a renovated apartment.
The architects said they are continually driven to construct upwards by a want to make use of the disused rooftop spaces and to question the normal horizontal sprawl of south American cities such as Buenos Aires.
“If we contemplate the sustained verticalisation of urban centres and assume the architectural prospective in which infrastructures are getting addressed,” stated Faiden, “we will uncover a strong solvent capable of diluting the bi-dimensionality in which our cities are organised.”
Photography is by Cristobal Palma.