A flexible and space-saving apartment in Buenos Aires

In the Palermo neighborhood, Carol Burton refurbishes a 54 sqm apartment by opening up the space under a cupboard-staircase.

In Palermo, the youngest and most creative district of Buenos Aires, a 54 sqm old office located in a 1940s building was converted by architect Carol Burton into a two-room apartment consisting of a ground floor and a mezzanine.

Previously, the space had a segmented layout with a lobby, a toilet and two offices in the ground floor, and another office, a toilet and a kitchenette in the mezzanine. The materials were in line with a 1990s taste, when the last renovation was made, with a wooden floor, black iron carpentry and stucco wall coverings painted in yellow. The purpose of this intervention was to create a diaphanous, luminous, warm and innovative apartment in terms of space-saving solutions and functional flexibility.

The only wall left after demolishing the previous ones defines a kitchen, a toilet and a staircase with a storage space below. The result is a single white volume with doors that give invisible access to new environments. The mezzanine now houses a bedroom with private bathroom, whose original partition has been replaced by a large glass screen to let more light in.

For the floor, Chevron natural oak wood was used in the whole apartment, except for the bathrooms, where exclusively-designed terrazzo floor tiles were placed. Finally, lighting is mostly indirect, obtained by placing small light fixings in partitioning elements and furniture pieces.

Apartamento Estudio Segui
Carol Burton
54 sqm
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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