The Community Offices – Buenos Aires

  • Client The Community,
  • size 2,583 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Buenos Aires, Argentina,
  • Industry Advertising / Marketing,
  • Estudio Carranza Arquitectura with ESTUDIO GALVEZ AUTUNNO designed the Community offices, an advertising agency located in Bueno Aires, Argentina.

    In what used to be a lingerie factory, located in a neighborhood of low houses in the city of Buenos Aires, the advertising agency La Comunidad commissioned us to design their offices.

    The building, with a ground floor and one floor above, had already been intervened and had a black metal sheet covering on the upper part: we decided to continue it on the ground floor, transforming it into a dark, introverted box, whose only “window” to the street outside were the access door, which is glazed and functions as a small flexible exhibition space, inside which the agency’s works, sculptures, graphic art works are periodically rotated.

    The interior spaces, in contrast with the exterior, are open, of light tones and are organized from the cubes that make up the meeting rooms: on the ground floor, diagonally covered with petiribí wood and on the top floor with mirrored walls. In both cases the austere character of the homogeneous cladding gives rise to surprise in the interior with a net ceiling on which rest the prizes obtained by La Comunidad and the other, in which the reds and the intimate tone of the wood predominate, respectively.

    The iron and wood that are the predominant elements in the equipment, carpentries and claddings, are part of the game of background and figure that composes the climate of the project: the idea of certain ¨homey feeling¨ that avoids the standard working environment and is prone to the creation in a relaxed and fresh environment.

    The kitchen merges with the garden, magnifying the space, inviting the meeting and relaxation.

    DesignerEstudio Carranza ArquitecturaESTUDIO GALVEZ AUTUNNO
    Photography: Jackie Rios