This project, titled Thea Space, is set in one of the most densely populated districts of Buenos Aires City, Argentina. The apartment block dates back to the 60’s and had a suitably dated interior to boot.
A local firm, by the name of IR Arquitectura, were enlisted by the clients to help bring the property into the 21st century.
Thea Space consists of a 646 square foot (60 square meter) unit that’s been divided up into three main sections. Unlike most other current redevelopments, they’ve not gone for a wholly open plan layout. Instead they’ve opted for clear divisions between the different rooms.
A connection is maintained between the spaces by introducing openings in dividing walls and by finishing them with translucent materials. The overall effect creates a series of distinctive rooms and functions, which still permit lines of communication and light to pass through with ease.
The finish is in line with most modern projects – white walls and ceilings with elements of light wood, and the odd plant or two to provide some greenery.
In terms of layout, the first section of the home contains the entrance and corresponding hallway, the dining area/study nook, living room and an exterior balcony. The second area contains the kitchen and bathroom, with a central segment separating the two and providing access to the third segment; the home’s two bedrooms.
From the architects: “A furniture device is constituted as a programmatic interface between intimate and public areas of the house, condensing technical lines, saving space and equipment. In its final disposition, the furniture device exchanges watertight thick walls for soft surfaces, drivable and translucent, providing mutability and the capacity of management for uses, natural lighting and ventilation to an amplified space.”