PH Lavalleja By CCPM Arquitectos

View all 11 Photos

Compact living spaces usually test the creativity of architecture and interior design studios. But PH Lavalleja is a perfect example of how talented architects can work wonders even with significant space restraints. This small and narrow house in Buenos Aires offers only around 957 square feet of living space, which CCPM Arquitectos transformed into an airy, bright and welcoming home.

“PH is the name given to a traditional housing typology in Buenos Aires, characterized by its high density and low rise,” say the architects. “Set in the last unit of a long plot, PH Lavalleja coexists with the neighboring free-plan, high-rise residential buildings that surround it,” they add. White corrugated metal roofs enhance the geometry of the building, while new diagonal windows create a modern aesthetic. Filled with natural light and boasting white walls, the interior looks lofty, despite its strict limits.

Stacked on top of one another, the rooms feature integrated storage areas and shelves. A spiral staircase with a thin handrail runs through the house, connecting the three levels. On the ground floor, there’s a kitchen and dining room, while the middle floor houses a bedroom and bathroom. Between the two, a mezzanine level becomes a quiet workspace. At the top, the living room opens towards the small terrace. The roof of the neighboring house, converted into a grass-covered garden. Here, the owners can enjoy a piece of nature in the middle of the bustling city. Photographs© Javier Agustín Rojas.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • The Soori Bali Resort

    A tranquil resort in Bali with private beach. Built on the south-western coast of Bali,…

  • Villa Castelluccio

    A 1920s countryside villa transformed into a gorgeous retreat. Nestled among old olive trees in…

  • The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

    Prefab guests suites designed to offer an immersive hotel experience. Built on a vineyard plot…

  • Zallinger Refuge

    A thoughtful renovation and expansion of historical buildings in the Alps. Dating back to the…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(184596)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Woodstock Vermont Farm

    A refined contemporary take on rural architecture. Located in Woodstock, Vermont, this minimalist farmhouse and…

  • The Centennial

    A thoughtfully designed house extension that features a play on contrasts. Designed by Canadian firm…

  • Hudson Valley House II

    A creatively designed residence that features several cabins arranged around a garden. Nestled in Upstate…

  • House for L&D

    An elegant extension and interior redesign focused on welcoming nature inside living spaces. Located in…

  • Palomba House

    A beautiful house that offers both complete privacy and a connection to nature. Located in…

  • Pleated House

    A house extension designed with a distinctive folded roof. Located in Highett in Victoria, Australia,…

  • GR House By Paulo Martins

    A contemporary house design that focuses on privacy and creating serene interior spaces. Designed by…

  • The Shaw Mesa Residence

    A dark wood house that overlooks the Rockies in a breathtaking landscape in Idaho. Built…

  • The Black House

    A compact wood house that maximizes comfort with an ingenious layout. Built alongside a family…

  • Résidence Le Nid

    A contemporary house filled with the magic of a breathtaking landscape. Located in Cap-aux-Corbeaux, Québec,…