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Martos House

Villa Adelina, Buenos Aires 2012

The house is located in Villa Adelina, a neighbourhood in the north area of suburban Buenos Aires, where great commercial activities, industries and housing coexist. The construction is close to the street, in a lot where the central area is already occupied by a prefabricated house. The characteristics of the buildings nearby determine the position of the new house. Towards one side, an industrial building generates a 10 metre-high division wall that is used to structure the house lengthwise while orientating all the interior spaces towards the garden of the opposite field. A metal tray runs the entire length of the structure, becoming a shell for new vegetation that gazes from the inside and seems to merge with the neighbouring garden.



Collaborators: Ruth Lastra, Rachael Yu
Client: Alejandro Martos
Structure: Ing. Carlos Margueirat
Construction: Adamo-Faiden

21.Mar.2016 3418 views

Sebastián Adamo (1977) and Marcelo Faiden (1977) are Architects from Facultad de Arquitectura of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2002) and obtained a PhD in the ETSAB, Barcelona (2016).They work associated since 2005 and simultaneously teach in Universidad de Buenos Aires (2002-2012), Universidad de Palermo (2010-2012) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2012-2016). Their work has been exposed in the Guggenheim Museum, the Argentinan Pavilion (2006, 2012) and the British Pavilion (2012) of the Venice Architecture Biennial, and in the Storefront for Art & Architecture (2015). Their work was compiled in three monographs: 1:100 editorial of Buenos Aires, 2G Magazine nº65 (2013), and Ediciones ARQ. Serie Obras (2009). They were awarded in the XII International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires  and in the International Architecture Biennial of Argentina.

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