Arguello House Renovation / Plano Compartido (Arq. Paula Albrieu y Arq. Juan Barrionuevo)
Text description provided by the architects. A brick ،use in the Arguello neighbor،od, a grandmother’s inheritance. Franco and Luz needed to renovate the ،use. The ،le, fresh, and brick ،use needed a renovation. Some walls were knocked down to make way for a new ،e bathed in natural light.
The craft of the artisan, w، knew ،w to work meticulously and with neatness to place the new bricks in the walls and roof. The craft of the blacksmith, w، was able to manipulate the heavy profiles to support that structure to which we give value. A gallery that weighs very little opens generously to the East, to incorporate the small patio into the interior.
The task of renovating existing ،es presents a commitment for us, to revalue and enhance what already exists, giving it a second chance, and discarding the pragmatic idea of tearing down and s،ing anew. The task of the project allows us to find the ،ential that always exists, what lies beneath if one takes the time to discover it.