Casa Hormiga is a surprising brick home in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina, redesigned in 2022 by Estudio PK.
Casa Hormiga is a single-family home situated in a neighborhood scale context in San Fernando, Zona Norte, which is implanted and coexists with the native rules.
The primary focus of the renovation was to protect the imprint of the prevailing home and to make use of a light-weight construction that creates a nexus between the genuine home and the brand new intervention.
The brick façade was left uncovered in order that the unique building could be seen. Above it, the higher ground is dry-laid (ballon body) with white sheet steel cladding.
In the direction of the entrance, the duality of what was (the bottom of the prevailing home) and what’s new could be seen: the construction of sliding folding sheet steel shutters that offers dynamism to the facade.
Primarily based on the chances and alternatives supplied by the previous constructing, the secondary partitions have been eradicated with the intention to dynamize the ground plan, acquire extra beneficiant areas, and convey extra gentle into the inside of the home.
From this subtraction, a courtyard was generated that gives gentle and a brand new panorama. This perforation offers it visible permeability by being by means of the courtyard-gallery-garden sequence.
New parts have been solely added when needed by way of consolation and performance.
Images by Alejandro Peral
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– by Matt Watts