Arroyo Street Apartment

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Located on a street in an exclusive Buenos Aires neighborhood, this restored apartment in one of the earliest and most famous modern buildings in the city was built by the Hungarian-born architect Jorge Kalnay in 1935. The flat is furnished with authentic period pieces recovered in the antique markets of Buenos Aires, amidst a contemporary décor.

The apartment is designed to accommodate a sizeable collection of antique furnishings. While not eliminating daylight, great care is taken to protect the furniture from the harmful effects of direct sun through a series of layered curtains. As if veils, the users can remove the desired number of curtains, thus controlling the amount of light that enters the rooms. The resulting play of light and shadow allows for a variety of differently lit rooms, thus creating a layering of spaces when viewed at once.

Year: 2005
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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