Gabriel Biagioni E.
(Studio: Biagioni/Pecorari Arquitectos)
project selected: Castelli Building
AUTHOR: Mg. Arq. Gabriel Biagioni, Arq. Sergio Pecorari.
COLLABORATORS: Eng. Gustavo Perini (structural calculation), Arqs. Virginia Aranda, Néstor Mancini, Ramiro Sosa, Lucía Izquierdo, Sabrina Perisinotto, Mats Bakken. Castelli and Tacuarí.
LOCATION: Santa Fe City, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.
SURFACE AREA: 362m2
YEAR: 2013 / 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ramiro Sosa
The Castelli building owes its physiognomy to the interpretation of a recent rules and regulations which proposes for some "corridor" streets in this neighbourhood of leave a slightly higher buildability but without height limit.
Situated on a small corner lot measuring 11.60 x 16.50 metres, the volume is shaped by the obligatory setbacks to the fronts and the projecting setbacks towards the interior of the block, which allowed a certain height to be obtained to take advantage of the views towards the Setúbal lagoon and the city centre. The slenderness of the small tower introduces a new subject to the architectural repertoire of the neighbourhood, characterised by the predominance of individual dwellings and a few small buildings of a rather horizontal format. The vertical housing development combines one floor leave with a two-bedroom house and courtyard, three floors with one-bedroom flats and a duplex on the last two levels, with a social floor and a private floor including a multifunctional space that was made possible by the appearance of Username concrete. To the west, the façade is closed off in order to control the sunlight. The vertical circulation is located here, with a lift whose volume contains the water tank and a staircase exposed as part of the urban space. The remaining three orientations, with the balconies facing north, allow the interiors to be efficiently lit and ventilated. This building is part of a series of projects based on a typological research that seeks to respond, within a certain real estate logic, to new ways of living. The goal of these projects has been to seek typological combinations with variety and flexibility as objectives. The expressive imprint of these buildings integrates certain decisions of constructive sincerity with a volumetry attentive to urban coexistence.