The Camarín is the project developed by the Argentine studio Ir Arquitectura for the renovation of a small apartment located in the Chacarita neighborhood. After several fragmentations, the eighth part of the main property built in the 50s, gives rise to a project forced to rethink a new way of living in just 18 square meters.
This house located on the first floor opens to the outside generously exposing, at the same time, to the curious look from the street. The Camarín demolishes the few pre-existing interior elements and connects with the space of the terrace.
The Camarín manages to create a minimal living room, which covers all needs in a comfortable way
The Camarín distributes its program along the two interior walls, leaving the third as a contact with the outside. A long furniture houses a small kitchen and allows the expansion and access to the bare bathroom. All this furniture organizes the storage spaces and equipment.
On the other hand, next to the area of access to housing is the bed and a desk that ambiguously joins and separates from the general living area through a library. The Camarín expands its spaciousness with a semi-enclosed terrace that sifts the light and the views through a perforated metal sheet.
The white materiality in all the elements used and the continuity between the interior and exterior pavements help to further expand the space.
Photographs by Fernando Schapochnik.