The Camarín, a small pice to live

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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.

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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.

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The Camarín manages to create a minimal living room, which covers all needs in a comfortable way

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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.

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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.

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The white materiality in all the elements used and the continuity between the interior and exterior pavements help to further expand the space.

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Photographs by Fernando Schapochnik.

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