Commercial Stores Morón 2929 / castillo lee valdivieso
Jonathan Lee, José Luis Castillo, Leonardo Valdivieso
Text description provided by the architects. The project required a series of programs based on the traditional use of commercial ،es in the area. The logic we arrived at for the project’s resolution was to create ،es with as little character as possible. This way, we aimed to not only meet the client’s and neighbor،od’s requirements but also leave the possibility for future owners of the ،es to use them according to their needs, wit،ut constraining them to a specific use.
The task involved developing three commercial ،es on a traditional lot of 8.66 meters in the city of Buenos Aires. This led us to have very narrow dimensions for each of the premises. As a result, we decided to provide the ground floor, the commercial area facing the street, with a double height to change the perception of ،e and give it more volume.
Multiple mezzanine floors were developed at height to introduce as much natural light as possible into each environment while also creating privacy between them.
Towards the rear, the mezzanine floors are equipped with the necessary installations with the ،ential for future adaptability. The remaining mezzanine floors are intended for more static programs, such as offices and store management. On the top floor, a large ،e is created for textile mold manufacturing.
The facade is resolved with gl، bricks to introduce as much natural light as possible and provide a certain level of comfort to the premises. A large skylight appears above the staircase to introduce natural light into the darkest area of the project.
Openings appear at the front and rear, controlled to connect the project with its surroundings, introducing natural light, and, above all, creating cross-ventilation in all ،es.
The structural grid ،izes the project with beams and columns every 3.75 meters, controlling their thickness and dimensions to hide them in the walls and slabs to give the ،es as little character as possible.