apartment in madero center
apartment in madero center
Puerto Madero I City of Buenos Aires
interior architecture: Arq. Jorge Muradas
interior design: Estudio Muradas
ph: Daniela Mac Adden
digital retoucher: Silvia Cardozo
texts: Sol Dellepiane

Infused with a characteristic New York flair and furnishings, this Puerto Madero apartment boasts a magnificent view with an oriental spirit as its guiding themes. Read more

For this project, the Studio returned to a building in the Puerto Madero district where it had previously remodeled a residence. This meant encountering a layout and views which were both familiar and extraordinary. However, every project is different. In this case, the clients wanted to buy all their furniture abroad, so the task included a joint trip to New York to purchase all the pieces. Another luxury incurred was the chance to work with materials which few projects allow.

As is always the case with projects taken on by the Studio, the apartment was conceived as a totality, where every space interacts with the others through a shared style in terms of materials and color palette. As a unifying element, dark wood was chosen as wall paneling. This feature was included from the foyer onwards, where three light fixtures and a series of beveled mirrors aid in multiplying the sense of spaciousness. Once inside the apartment, the same characteristics reappear: wood, a black door, and oriental style benches set in a calm environment which exudes austere elegance.

The reception area opens out into impressive views of the water, docks and the center of the city with its landmark buildings such as the Palacio de Correos and beyond that the Casa Rosada. Worthy of note are the Hunter Douglas Luminette privacy sheers which allow for different curtain openings as well as a complete shutting of blinds. On the oak flooring ? featured throughout the whole apartment ? a custom-made, wool Kalpakian rug in a neutral tone was placed. The ample, unadorned living room is where the owners and their children get together and greet their friends and it is organized around a pair of tables with generous dimensions. The three American 1950’s style couch chairs were acquired in New York as well as the Serge Mouille original lamp and the Platner armchair. The benches were made by Acento. On the table, the Lunaria floral arrangement features pear-white flowers by Gerardo Acevedo and an Alvar Aalto vase. The ensemble is definitely modern.

In the dining room, two tables with marble tabletops and Round Hans Wegner chairs reign over the space with George Nelson lamps above. Along the lines of all the elements chosen for this apartment, they are reminiscent of oriental decor. The book shelves were built from darker wood than the walls lining the corners of the reception area.

Another lounge area was created through the utilization of two brown leather Poul Kjaerholm PK80 daybeds. The balcony exhibits a wooden deck and a pair of Hans Wegner Circle Chairs which inspire relaxation while contemplating the privileged urban landscape.

Between the dining room and the kitchen, a wine storage space was designed using dark wooden furniture and sophisticated Sub Zero fridges. The kitchen showcases a neutral palette where the walls were cladded with gray lacquered plates, the focal point being the dark wood on the island which extends along the kitchen providing warmth. On floors and countertops, Neolith stands out as a true luxury. The main refrigerators are also made by Sub Zero. The great island extends over into a breakfast table made out of the same dark wood circled by Moller 78 chairs.

The master bedroom suite includes the bedroom, a dressing room and the bathroom. The backdrop wall that serves as a bedrest is also lined in wood. The same treatment can be seen on doors, shelves and furniture pieces in the dressing room which has been prolonged through the use of lateral passages. The advantage of these spaces is that they have been turned into a space for a desk and a make-up area leading into the bathroom. The bathroom is composed of an open sector and a private space with Neolith on floors, walls and fixed furniture. The frameless beveled mirror was placed away from the wall. As for bathroom fixtures, opaque golden faucet designs were chosen and can also be seen recurrently on lights and different accessories in the suite.