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El Roser Social Center / Josep Ferrando + Gallego Arquitectura

June 24, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

El Roser Social Centre is laid out in the old prison in Reus, a building listed as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest and included in the Inventory of Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. The facility is an innovative program in Spain. It comprises a shelter for the homeless, a soup kitchen, and a community space, bringing together all the social services of the city, which makes it the first comprehensive facility of its kind.

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Wasteland Pavilion / Alsar Atelier + SCA

June 20, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Ephemeral architecture has infinite opportunities for the creation of conscious interventions that have a positive impact on society and the environment. Unfortunately, in contemporary society, ephemeral architecture is mainly used for trade fairs, leaving this architectural typology as a negative symptom of global consumerism.

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El llano House / Rubén Muñoz

June 20, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

“For our grandparents a tower, a dwelling, a fountain, even their own clothing, their mantle, were still infinitely familiar; each thing was an ark in which they found humanity and added their own human heritage. For us, there is emptiness instad, indifferent things rush in, appearances of things, traps of life, they have nothing in common with the abode, the fruit, the cluster into which the hope and meditation of our grandparents had penetrated. Things endowed with life, things lived, the things admitted to our confidence, are in their decline and can no longer be replaced. We are perhaps the last ones who knew such things. The responsibility of preserving not only their memory, but their human and lyrical value rests on us.” Rainer Maria Rilke.

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CUPA Apartment / Mariel Lozano + José Esparza

June 13, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

The project CUPA-422 (a) is located on the top floor of building “A” of the Centro Urbano Presidente Alemán (CUPA). With only 60 m2, this apartment unit is one of the 1,080 homes that conform to the iconic group of modern buildings known as the first multifamily in Mexico, a vertical housing project with multiple amenities and significant extensions of green areas completed in 1949. Designed by architect Mario Pani, CUPA incorporates a mixed-use model with shops on the ground floor and housing on the upper floors. In addition to the compactness and stacking of dwellings, the multifamily is innovative due to its duplex typologies, similar to those in the Unite d’Habitation (1952) designed by the architect Le Corbusier. This typology is characterized by developing housing on two levels, promoting the standardization of spaces and the introduction of household appliances, which reflected the social, constructive, and technological changes of its time.

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Paraíso House / Agustín Lozada + Gonzalo Perrote

June 9, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Casa Paraíso responds to a private commission for an individual home located in the Quinta Los Nores neighborhood, Córdoba, Argentina. The project begins at the beginning of 2019 with a visit to the lot, where we were particularly surprised by the enormous amount of large existing vegetation on the lot. The vegetation was located mostly on the final part of the lot, in close relation to the river La Cañada, and without any order or criteria, that is, it formed an irregular, moving fluid landscape. The first reaction was to walk there, stay under that blanket of vegetation, and perceive and feel what it conveyed. It was there that the concept of living under this mantle arose, locating the house away from the street, bringing it closer to the river, and enjoying living under this very particular and unique microclimate.

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Rita House / Estudio Fernandez Renati

June 6, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Rita is No. 2 in a series of organic houses, such as Chloé, Borja, and Filippa. All with the same objective, to develop an exercise that lies in materializing and repeating a set of project operations that in the studio we call “Housing Manifesto”.
– Internal courtyard
– Crossed lighting and ventilation
– Spatial relations
– Railing furniture
– Indigenous materials
– Architectural Tour
– Access to the roof

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3/3 House / Momento

June 5, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Casa 3/3 is the third in a series of three houses located on the same block in Villa San Nicolás, a quiet municipality on the outskirts of the City of Córdoba, Argentina.

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AAF Gallery / S-AR

June 1, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

The aim of this project is to distribute the gallery spaces in a small three-story building. The first floor contains a public space for readings and lectures, as well as a kitchen to help prepare exhibition openings. At the rear of this level, a room was created for artist residencies, containing its own bathroom and a patio. This level employs a construction system based on unfinished cinder block walls and steel deck slabs on white-painted IPR beams. The enclosures are made specifically for this building from wood, aluminum, glass, and metal mesh.

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Productive House La Balconera / Natura Futura Arquitectura

May 30, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Located in the city of Montalvo, a satellite city of Babahoyo, Ecuador, with approximately 16 thousand inhabitants, has based its urban growth on a horizontal, dispersed, and low density. This has led to the abandonment of traditional organizational systems such as the gallery and the porch that promoted the connection with the street and community life. In this sense, it seeks to recover the link between private and public use.