Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

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Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Argentinian architects Adamo-Faiden have completed a building in Buenos Aires that could either be used for offices or apartments.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

The building contains six basic modular units that the architects claim would comfortably suit both possible uses, each featuring floor-to-ceiling heights of just over three metres.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Recessed balconies span both the front and back of the building and are filled with plants to help shade the interior spaces.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Car parking spaces are slotted beneath the building on the sunken ground floor and there's a shared garden on the roof.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Currently three of the units are being used as offices, two as apartments and one is providing a studio for an artist.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

We've published a few projects by Buenos Aires studio Adamo-Faiden, including a club house in the middle of a lake. See them all here.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Photography is by Cristobal Palma.

Here's a little more information from Adamo-Faiden:


Once building

The building is situated in Núñez, a neighborhood whose development brings a balanced densification to the city of Buenos Aires. Its peripheral condition and efficient connectivity with the rest of the city turns it today into a desirable alternative for residential and tertiary programmes.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

The building incorporates to its own organization this notion of mixed city through the construction of six spaces, which are programmatically undetermined but spatially specific, understanding that a path to the intensification of the inhabitating opens from this apparent contradiction.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

The expansion of the internal free height to 3.15m. allows the existence of spaces with higher depth without losing the optimal comfort conditions that guarantee its habitability.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

Achieving adepth and compact building that minimizes the energy exchange between the interior and the environment.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

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The enclosure is materialized with a vegetable mattress that protects the three facades exposed to the sun, while incorporating a space for leisure where nature finds its desired protagonism.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

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The microperforated awnings placed in both facades return towards the city a veiled picture of the vegetation they enclose, echoing the ambiguity the building is intended to set up.

Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

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Once Building by Adamo-Faiden

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  • martini girl

    Fairly standard design and construction is all I see.

    With one great cover shot that has nothing to do with architecture but everything to do with styling a great photograph.

  • Chris

    Metal House!! Shigeru Ban…