Hitzig Militello arquitectos

Hitzig Militello arquitectos

Buenos Aires


Office + House Luna

The project is located in the southern part of the city of Buenos Aires, precisely in Parque
Patricios, a neighborhood that is being promoted as a technological pole. This characteristic
motivated the client to start the construction of a building that unfolds into two separate
volumes, his home and an office for his business. Both buildings have in common
constructive and material decisions, however they show a strong formal contrast. In
addition, the two volumes meet sustainable conditions: ventilated facades, reuse of
rainwater and FCS certified wood ( OSB ).
The office provides certain dynamics in materials and forms, the heterogeneity of materials
underlies in the homogeneity of its dark shades of color. The dynamics of the facade, result
of a formal operation, seeks to achieve a functional simplicity at the entrance while
generating visuals towards its neighbors, rather lower buildings. The facade includes a
palette of two materials, zinc metal and brick, trimmed as if one is the other's negative.
On the contrary, in the volume of the family house, the operation is simple and powerful . It
is a concrete volume without intermediate structure, achieving free visuals across the entire
lot. This structural effort brings about a certain ingravity of its component parts. This is
reflected in elements such the staircase and balcony, both suspended. The curved and solid
wall of the facade (inner courtyard facade), built in a dark common type of brick, opposes to
the glazed facade (back garden).
Ultimately, the project shows a volumetric contrast, result of two very different uses. In spite
of that, the project reaches a balanced dialog between tones and materials that sews both
buildings together.

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Status: Built
Location: Buenos Aires,Ar
Additional Credits: Location:
City of Buenos Aires

Proyect_ Documentation_
HM.Arquitectos _ Fernando Hitzig & Leonardo G. Militello

HM.Arquitectos _ Fernando Hitzig & Leonardo G. Militello
Luis Acosta


Florencia Schvartzman, Belén Lepro Delelis

Structural Advisor:
Carlos Gandini

Federico Kulekdjian

Family housing + Office

Total Covered Surface: 250 m2
Total Uncovered Surface: 100 m2

Year: 2012-2013