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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Foster + Partners

 
February 5th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural traditions, its apartments feature vaulted living spaces and deep, sheltered terraces that exploit the wonderful local climate and maximise views towards the city and Rio de la Plata.

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  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Faena Aleph Residences
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural traditions, its apartments feature vaulted living spaces and deep, sheltered terraces that exploit the wonderful local climate and maximise views towards the city and Rio de la Plata.

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

The Faena District combines new construction and refurbished historic buildings, with places to live and work, alongside new civic spaces, leisure and arts venues. The nine-storey Aleph is located on Avenida Juana Manso and comprises 50 apartments, animated at ground level by a fringe of shops, cafes and restaurants, with a landscaped garden to the rear and an infinity pool at roof level.

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

Inspired by traditional housing in Buenos Aires, where the boundaries between inside and outside living are blurred, the design features split-level living spaces that extend into generous balconies and double-height patios. The apartments combine a warm, natural palette of wooden balustrades, bronze screens and stone-tiled bathrooms with elegant vaulted concrete ceilings. The combination of moveable sun screens and projecting balconies provides shade from both low and high angled sun, while ensuring privacy, allowing natural ventilation and drawing daylight into the apartments.

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Brandon Haw, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners:
“The Aleph is a building that is very much borne of its place. From the traditional Buenos Aires house, which takes advantage of the climate to combine outdoor with indoor living, to the industrial architecture legacy of the Puerto Madero District, the Aleph creates a wonderful new living environment that is unique to the Faena Arts District.”

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners

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