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 The mezzanine now houses a bedroom with private bathroom, whose original partition has been replaced by a large glass screen to let more light in.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