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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.

Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina by Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

 
May 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alberto Varas  &  Asociados, arquitectos

New offices for a public institution had to be housed into an old existing structure. When placed inside a container that had been thought for different purposes it was an important condition to achieve  a flexible functionality for public offices that  would comply with   present  technology requirements  for this kind of use and still embody  the representational level of  public architecture that  was claimed by the theme .

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

  • Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos
  • Project: Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó
  • Location: Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project date: 2005
  • Construction date: 2006 / 2007

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Because of  the scope of the work  It was very likely that companies capable of carrying out its construction would  not  be  locally sourced and subcontractors  would need to look  elsewhere for materials and workers. Thus building the technical solution required a simplicity and a possibility of executing and the consideration of the fact that  important parts of the total of the building woul be done in  workshops far from the site  to facilitate the availability of components and increase execution speed.

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

The solution adopted comes out from a  regularization of the upper part of the structure, eliminating water tanks and a concrete top slab, to wrap the building with a light metal roof frame finished in titanium zinc sheet.The roof plate continues vertically on one of the side facades of the building and on one of the dividing walls so that not only unifies its image but generates a high-rise portal in the public acces changing its scale and giving it a public profile in contrast to the conspicuous absence of contemporary public architecture that might dialogue with  the old buildings of the past that exist in cities  like Pehuajó.

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

This situation is similar to the one in the whole Province of Buenos Aires, which corresponds to other past historical periods that are evident in architectures such as the headquarters of the National Bank or the municipal  or religious buildings that have traditionally shaped the spirit of the public , around the streets of our cities and towns within the province .

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

The emergence of a contemporary object in these traditional profile cities is not easy, however, to leave a  different sign of the presence of the public  corresponding to the current time, conveys the effect of a new image that sends from the public a   message.of change and evolution , and an injection of modernity.

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

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