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“A marriage with grown children who no longer live with them… and who have humanized dogs.” Thus, in the third person, the architect Andrea Camacho summarizes the needs that the reform of her own house had to attend to. The project was carried out with Architecture & Design Binomial, the study that was born in a pandemic as a result of the partnership with his fellow traveler, the engineer Gregorio López.

Left: In the leather 'Chesterfield' armchair (Fradusco), the owners of the house.  Right: Behind the Labradoodle dogs, paintings by Andrea Camacho, glass and copper lanterns (Coto), 'Satélite' lamp (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño), seagrass baskets (Mercado Libre), potted plants (Ciudad Naturaleza) of cement and marble dust (Stain Objects).
Left: In the leather ‘Chesterfield’ armchair (Fradusco), the owners of the house. Right: Behind the Labradoodle dogs, paintings by Andrea Camacho, glass and copper lanterns (Coto), ‘Satélite’ lamp (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño), seagrass baskets (Mercado Libre), potted plants (Ciudad Naturaleza) of cement and marble dust (Stain Objects).Javier Picerno

The result of the intervention describes the lifestyle of the couple (travellers, good hosts, experts in enjoyment and lovers of nature) and, at the same time, is also a perfect example of their work philosophy: original solutions, noble materials , functionality and sustainability.

Located in Molina Ciudad, the loft has a floor area of ​​100 m2 plus a terrace of the same dimensions. So the reform began on the ground floor and went up to the suite, where all tastes were met. “For us, home is a refuge -says Andrea-, and the more nature there is, the more it will resemble that space of calm and rest that we all need”.

Right: In addition to welcoming, the gigantography hides the board and the light pipes.  Left: Wood-like porcelain tile floor (Barugel), 'Alexa' rug (El Espartano), 'Eames Lounge' armchair and footrest (Herman Miller) and wood cart (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño).  The fringe chandelier (Mercado Libre) was intervened by the owners with iron rings.  Pot and olive tree (Nature City).
Right: In addition to welcoming, the gigantography hides the board and the light pipes. Left: Wood-like porcelain tile floor (Barugel), ‘Alexa’ rug (El Espartano), ‘Eames Lounge’ armchair and footrest (Herman Miller) and wood cart (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño). The fringe chandelier (Mercado Libre) was intervened by the owners with iron rings. Pot and olive tree (Nature City).Javier Picerno

“The hall is a reception space, that’s why we wanted to create a climate of warmth and introduce ourselves with that image that says ‘here we are, dancing, welcome’

Architect Andrea Camacho and engineer Gregorio López, homeowners and creators of Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño

The kitchen added furniture (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño) and an island in black Silestone ‘Tebas’ (Tecno Cuarz) with ‘Altihla’ benches woven in rope and a ‘Babel’ lamp (all, Increa).

Iron pot (Erminda), ceramic kitchen utensil holder (Mínima Huella), dishwasher (Whirlpool).  On the cabinet, bottles with labels (LH Básicos).
Iron pot (Erminda), ceramic kitchen utensil holder (Mínima Huella), dishwasher (Whirlpool). On the cabinet, bottles with labels (LH Básicos).Javier Picerno

black kitchen? “Why not -they thought-, space gives. For a house in the country we would choose something cooler, but this is an urban, city loft”

The red carpet (Mihran) marks the circulation.
The red carpet (Mihran) marks the circulation.Javier Picerno

Sometimes necessity is the best trigger for design. Here it was the search for a location for the projector, which led to the portentous home whose circulation became a big screen.

On the kitchen column, apply 'Eclipse' (Online Lighting).  Leather 'Chesterfield' armchair (Fradusco) with cushions (Carrefour).
On the kitchen column, apply ‘Eclipse’ (Online Lighting). Leather ‘Chesterfield’ armchair (Fradusco) with cushions (Carrefour). Javier Picerno
The living-dining room, before.
The living-dining room, before.Javier Picerno

In this other view of the living room you can see the adjoining outdoor space, with a concrete plank floor (Castelatto), a pergola and a recovered wood table (see detail below, in the photo next to the laundry room).

Elephant's foot plant (City Nature) with pot (Stain Objects).  Iron hammock (Ports Decoration).
Elephant’s foot plant (City Nature) with pot (Stain Objects). Iron hammock (Ports Decoration).Javier Picerno

Upstairs bedroom and downstairs, dressing room: the volume of rusty sheet metal fulfilled that function before making the suite on the top floor; is now study Y crockery.

Painting by Ricardo Albisini.  Dining table and auxiliary furniture in recovered lapacho wood (both, Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño) with ceramic pieces (Nopal Estudio) and leather and iron chairs (Big BKF Buenos Aires).  In the crockery, handcrafted ceramics (MB Cerámica), decanter and glasses (Casa María Paula).
Painting by Ricardo Albisini. Dining table and auxiliary furniture in recovered lapacho wood (both, Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño) with ceramic pieces (Nopal Estudio) and leather and iron chairs (Big BKF Buenos Aires). In the crockery, handcrafted ceramics (MB Cerámica), decanter and glasses (Casa María Paula).Javier Picerno

A glass cover on the stairwell brings light into the hall and to laundry, while a skylight does the same in the bath. “The budget didn’t give me a choice of direction and I used all possible resources to bring sunshine,” says Andrea.

In the restroom, a glass heart brought from Mexico.  Artifacts from the 'Sense' line (Roca), 'Subway' ceramic cladding (Barugel), framed photos and iron feet (Iron Home).
In the restroom, a glass heart brought from Mexico. Artifacts from the ‘Sense’ line (Roca), ‘Subway’ ceramic cladding (Barugel), framed photos and iron feet (Iron Home).Javier Picerno

The laundry room was located in the lower staircase. The wall is lined with an artificial garden (Valyria Home). Bottom right, detail of the exterior space adjacent to the living room.

Left: In the laundry room, washing machines (Samsung), bottles (Mamá al Mando Store), 'Laundry' painting (Lala Ideas Deco), towels (Home Collection) and Castile soap (Saponarium).  Right: Outside, concrete plank floor (Castelatto), semi-shaded pergola (Red Camouflage), recovered wood table (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño) and chairs (Increa).
Left: In the laundry room, washing machines (Samsung), bottles (Mamá al Mando Store), ‘Laundry’ painting (Lala Ideas Deco), towels (Home Collection) and Castile soap (Saponarium). Right: Outside, concrete plank floor (Castelatto), semi-shaded pergola (Red Camouflage), recovered wood table (Binomio Arquitectura & Diseño) and chairs (Increa).Javier Picerno

The pergola was designed by Andrea to be able to disassemble it and store it in winter

Carpet (El Espartano), small table (Iron Home) with corduroy stools (Landmark).  Mural (Mercedes Costal), large cushions (Josephine Deco) and small ones (Own Lot).  Ceiling lamp (Online Lighting).
Carpet (El Espartano), small table (Iron Home) with corduroy stools (Landmark). Mural (Mercedes Costal), large cushions (Josephine Deco) and small ones (Own Lot). Ceiling lamp (Online Lighting).Javier Picerno

“Being facing south, the room was going to leave the terrace in shade, so I designed the sloped glass roof and it was fantastic: sleeping looking at the stars is an incredible thing”

Chiffon curtains, central blind 'Wood Blind' and motorized system (all, American Rail).  Salamander 'Ombú 890' (Tromen).
Chiffon curtains, central blind ‘Wood Blind’ and motorized system (all, American Rail). Salamander ‘Ombú 890’ (Tromen).Javier Picerno

Motorized sliding blinds allow to darken the glass front

Dressing room organized by SOS in Order, jute rug (Mihran), trunk (Arcano Ecommerce) and candle (Be Reborn).  Iron carpentry and, in the bathtub sector, burnt wood cladding using the Shou Sugi Ban technique (all, Binomial Architecture & Design)
Dressing room organized by SOS in Order, jute rug (Mihran), trunk (Arcano Ecommerce) and candle (Be Reborn). Iron carpentry and, in the bathtub sector, burnt wood cladding using the Shou Sugi Ban technique (all, Binomial Architecture & Design)Javier Picerno

A balcony enclosure without profiles opens completely for a complete experience

Multilaminated cabinet with toaster and kettle (Smeg).  'Silestone' countertop, sink (Roca) and taps (FV).
Multilaminated cabinet with toaster and kettle (Smeg). ‘Silestone’ countertop, sink (Roca) and taps (FV).Javier Picerno

Office: ideal for breakfast in bed and a snack on the terrace

The plastic deck suspended allows flushing and bathing dogs without problem. landscaping (City Nature) includes easy-maintenance native grasses, as well as salvias and hemerocalis.

The terrace, before.
The terrace, before.Javier Picerno
The terrace, later: Plastic deck (Alfa), lounge chairs (Increa) with cushions and blanket (Own Lot), log table with wheels (Mercado Libre).
The terrace, later: Plastic deck (Alfa), lounge chairs (Increa) with cushions and blanket (Own Lot), log table with wheels (Mercado Libre).Javier Picerno

“We wanted the whole combo: a place to receive our daughters, terrace, grill, fireplace, plants… We are very lucky, we managed to live like in a house in the middle of the city”

Gregorio worked for many years in refinery works, hence his affinity with iron and large-scale spaces. That inclination attracted them to Molina Ciudad, the former Alpargatas textile building, and from now on, it is replicated inside their home.

The Dujovne-Hirsch study He was in charge of converting the emblematic construction of the La Boca neighborhood into this office and housing complex. About 350 industrial lofts that are delivered “peeled”, to be intervened with total freedom. “That blank canvas is fantastic for an architect,” says Andrea.

Molina Ciudad, the emblematic building in La Boca.
Molina Ciudad, the emblematic building in La Boca.Javier Picerno
The interior of the Molina Ciudad building.
The interior of the Molina Ciudad building.Javier Picerno
Plan of the loft.
Plan of the loft.Javier Picerno




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