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Luminous Potential: Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud

Luminous Potential: Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud

Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

The project, designed by Estudio Ana Smud, was developed in an old shed with a terraced house in the neighborhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires. In this area, where density is sustainable but oppressive, the proposal aimed to build an intimate world of its own, where space is a valuable resource used to unify and reveal. The building was designed for the offices, warehouses, and exhibition spaces of a company that designs and markets textile products.

Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

By enhancing and recycling the warehouse, an immense internal volume was created to house the main hall where the company’s products are exhibited, events are held, and alternative work scenarios are produced.  Luminous and maximizing its potential and flexibility, this large void allowed the architects to work on various scales and renew the space by providing it with additional uses.

In the adjacent property, two levels were built where the closed offices and workstations are located. The new construction is delicately juxtaposed without competing or fading. Large windows, high ceilings, and open floor plans optimized for work mark the territory where creative thinking takes place.

The façade towards the street is silently presented. Transparent and opaque at the same time, it is constituted by vertical reflective pieces with irregular rhythms. Behind, a terrace with vegetation is multiplied through its reflection in the façade.

Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

DATE: 2017-2019 / LOCATION: Palermo, Buenos Aires Argentina / AREA: 1210 m2 (built) / PROGRAM: offices / STATUS: built / DESIGN: / TEAM: Ana Sol Smud, Alberto Smud, Sasha Molczadzki, Camila Jalife, Agustina Falcón, Milagros Ratto, Leila Matzkin / CONSTRUCTION: Alberto Smud / CONSULTANTS: Pablo Pizarro (lightning), Estudio Bulla (landscape) / INTERIOR: Agustina Gentilli, Marilina Martignone, Taller Números Primos, Huup iluminación, Helmut muebles, Sticotti, Herbario plantas, Broca muebles / PHOTOS: Fernando Schapochnik

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