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estudioLZ completes its breezy, shared living complex in argentina, 'azaleas'

estudioLZ presents ‘azaleas,’ a housing complex which encourages shared living and co-habitation in córdoba, argentina. photographed by gonzalo viramonte, the project is comprised of seven two-bedroom units and a shared swimming pool. azaleas is situated along a plot covering 600 square meters at the northern central area of the region’s city of villa allende. the surrounding neighborhood is characterized as an urban environment undergoing a constant state of renovation with a fabric of mostly residential, single-family housing. the design team at estudioLZ introduces ‘azaleas’ to reimagine the way in which people live and interact.

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images by gonzalo viramonte | @gonzaloviramonte



in the design of ‘azalea,’ estudioLZ informs the geometries and their organization according to functional need. the cluster generates a dialogue between light and shadow that introduces a dynamic spatial perception which shifts with the time and the season. the spaces are oriented to maintain privacy from the other units while receiving natural light. each unit covers 63 square meters across two floors. the upper level hosts a private area with two bedrooms and one bathroom, while the ground floor houses the social spaces. the team comments: ‘regarding the genesis of the project, the idea is to recover the experience of the typical single-family house of the neighborhood, taking it to a possible scale and recovering the essential archetypes that shape a way of living architecture.’

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with ‘azalea,’ estudioLZ investigates the surrounding context and develops a logical and functional response to contemporary needs — a reflective, exercise in problem-solving. the team realizes the project with an homogeneous material palette, with a language of light tones to achieve a spacious and calm atmosphere. such noble materials as granite, mosaic, and brick are used to finish the flooring, generating a textural contrast against the white volumes.

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project info:


project title: azaleas

architecture: estudioLZ

location: ciudad de villa allende, córdoba, argentina

lead architect: pablo lorenzo

design team: pablo lorenzo, ana laura rivas, guadalupe navarro, florencia sanchez bono, emilia bonetti, francisca rosa, celeste miret, agostina tavella, mariano villafañe

completion: 2020

photography: gonzalo viramonte | @gonzaloviramonte





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