May 22, 2022 3:47 am

A series will cover dream spaces in Argentina: from a dome to a living room with a view of the Beagle Channel,

The viewpoint of a dome in the Buenos Aires Center, a room in which you can see the Cordillera de los Andes from bed or a living room at the end of the world, are some of the environments that were designed and decorated for a new series that can be seen on streaming, in which different architects from the country will show their work.

It is not only about the spaces but also about the people and the stories behind each design. That was the vision that Alberto Robredo -former CEO of Casa FOA Chile- had when he created Design L.A.W. Expo + Life and Work, a pioneer interior design exhibition in having its own TV series.

It was in the midst of a pandemic when the businessman began to think of a new format for architects to show their work en masse. “During the quarantine I was in the field and I started writing and developing how I imagined the sector could work if the pandemic continued,” he tells THE NATION. So he came up with the idea of ​​taking advantage of that virtuality imposed by the coronavirus. “In current times, the virtual is here to stay. One of the most notable consequences is that we can truly shorten distances and show in unprecedented detail everything that makes the design and execution of an architectural space magical. Design LAW Expo + Life And Work Serie proposes a new way of experiencing interior design from its own protagonists and showing the latest trends, novelties and real applications of the products most innovative and avant-garde in the industry, on a trip through different places in Argentina”, he adds.

What is it about? Life And Work tours Argentina to show the spaces designed and developed by design and architecture professionals from Mendoza, San Juan, Tierra del Fuego, Chubut, Buenos Aires and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. “One does not decorate or design the same in Buenos Aires as in Ushuaia”, points out the creator of the project, which will offer the public the possibility of seeing in 360° the final result of each proposal through the virtual platform www.designlaw.com.ar. Each space is an episode of the series, in which the latest technology will allow the materials, colors, textures and objects of each intervention to be shown in great detail, the “before and after”, and the actors are the exhibitors of each of the spaces, recounting the work and its history, as well as the imprint of the design and architecture of each region.

The 27 spaces of the specialists, which were selected from 147 proposals, belong to the categories of living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, loft, exterior and studio, among others. Is about interventions carried out in real environments. As for the materials used for each environment, they were provided by the companies that sponsor the exhibition.

The former head of Casa FOA Chile highlights the importance of showing “the human behind the work.” “I wanted to show the story that each design projects. I like that when you go to Europe when you visit a museum or some historical site you put on a headset and you hear what’s behind the sculpture you’re looking at. When you go and no one explains to you, you lose a more enriching experience. That is why I want professionals to talk about the identity of their works based on their own lives”.

Next, some of the environments that can be seen in the different installments of the series.

In one of the most emblematic buildings for its architecture in the City of Buenos Aires, the spaces are proposed in one of the domed towers of the La Inmobiliaria building located on Avenida de Mayo, corner of San José.

The project was designed by Ricardo Schulz, director of the Schulz + Schulz architects studio together with his twin brother Fabián Schulz. It is a minimalist space where they sought to “reduce to the essential”, honoring the philosophical phrase “less is more” attributed to the modern architect Mies Van der Rohe.

The access to the building is dark and aged. Crossing the threshold of the top floor, the atmosphere is full of light and the views expand to the neighboring domes in all directions. Entering through a secondary staircase, to the terrace, from where you can discover the tower and the dome next to the top of the Barolo Palace.

The staircase leading to the domeGeorge Smith

El Mirador was one of the renovated spaces, which is entered through a connection of the main staircase where it opens onto a living room and the upper spaces are connected by round openings and narrow spiral staircases. In addition, the bathroom and spa located in an octagon without windows to the outside with entrances from overhead light.

It is Patagonian-style living room was designed reflecting the tradition of the ancient inhabitants of these lands, used in country houses as in the towns of the region, with a rustic industrial style.

“The view of the living room to the Beagle Channel is unique. I am impressed in the different interventions by the difference in criteria and creativity from one province to another. The connection of the decoration with the environment in which each space is thought”, says Robredo.

The living room of this house located in Tierra del Fuego with a view of the Beagle Channel
The living room of this house located in Tierra del Fuego with a view of the Beagle Channel George Smith

The importance of large windows to highlight the landscape is emphasized in the project. An old double glass door distributed in pinotea and lenga wood rescued from a demolition, allows the entry of light and sun providing warmth on cold days, completing the view of the castor hill, the opposite window portrays the Beagle Channel.

The designer Alejandra Godoy Fraser, a lover of art and photography, poses a frame decorated with textiles and different supporting objects and furniture, each of them designed by the Studio. Behind each one of them there is a story that gave rise to its creation, but the most important thing is that the union of all of them in the space tells the story of the people who live in it.

The integrated dining room at the end of the world
The integrated dining room at the end of the worldGeorge Smith

From their studio, they emphasize that beyond the sustainability, versatility, timelessness or materiality achieved by design, the most important thing is to give character and personality so that the place “speaks” about those who live in it, who tells about who they are, their roots. and experiences. “Only in this way is a house worth living in,” they say.

“Alejandra Freire traveled a lot around the world and transmits from the objects she chooses that they make a space designed in a very wild environment warm,” Robredo details.

The Chozos Wine Houses project developed by the Castro Valenzuela studio has the premise of “look at the Cordillera”. The architects presented the bathroom and the living room, characterized by its vaulted ceilings and the use of noble and native materials.

The outdoor space is integrated into the natural landscape
The outdoor space is integrated into the natural landscapeGeorge Smith

“They give a lot of importance to sustainability,” says Robredo. The space is characterized by its vaulted ceilings and the use of noble and native materials, such as calicanto (wall cladding based on brick and split stone) or baked brick floors with enamels and handcrafted design, by local artists.

“The premise was to consider the durability over time and excellence in quality of the chosen products,” they detail.

The bathroom with warm colors
The bathroom with warm colorsGeorge Smith

The central aspect of the proposal is the dome, 4 meters high and 5 meters in diameter. It was built in metal segments, its interior has an insulating plate and it is plastered in concrete on the outside and plaster on the inside. The living room imitates the circumference of the dome allowing distinction and dialogue with nature.

Meanwhile, the design of the bathroom at the foot of the Andes, inspired by the roots of Mendoza architecture.

The Family room of a house located in Pinamar, designed by the architect Carolina Fogel
The Family room of a house located in Pinamar, designed by the architect Carolina FogelGeorge Smith
An apartment in Puerto Madero designed by designer Miguel Caisson
An apartment in Puerto Madero designed by designer Miguel CaissonGeorge Smith
The kitchen of a property located in Pilar designed by landscaper Lucas Albero
The kitchen of a property located in Pilar designed by landscaper Lucas AlberoGeorge Smith
Another kitchen, in this case of a house in Maschwitz designed by the architect Andrea Cristina Gonzalez
Another kitchen, in this case of a house in Maschwitz designed by the architect Andrea Cristina Gonzalez

Reference-www.lanacion.com.ar

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