Renovation and extension

Boedo. Buenos Aires City
Original area: 70 m2
Added area: 24 m2
Client: Carrafanq family

interior view – construction

This is a traditional type of housing developed in Buenos Aires City at the beginning of the twentieth century as a result of the subdivision of the Chorizo House. This subdivision led to small dwellings multiplied along the plot of land. They usually have two big rooms with high ceilings, a kitchen and a bathroom surrounding a little courtyard, which is at the same time the place to enter the house.

The requests of the clients were two separated bedrooms and a living-dining room. The height of the ceiling and the removal of the floor cavity allowed us to build two mezzanines, one for each bedroom. Demolishing the wall which divided the two initial rooms made it possible to enlarge the living-dining room, locating the staircase in the middle of the space. On the first floor level a “T” window solves the problem and gives better lighting and ventilation to the second room.

original ground floor
ground floor
first floor
original section
cross section
T window detail