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

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

  • An Eco-stylish Retreat Concept

    Glamping in Quebec for both nature and design lovers. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects,…

  • A Beautiful Hotel in Oia Greece

    A 19th-century home transformed into an elegant hotel. Located on the gorgeous island of Santorini,…

  • 72 Hours in Oslo

    A complete Oslo travel guide to make a short trip to the city memorable. Founded…

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)
}
            
  • Etno Hut By Utopium

    A low-impact cabin with a minimal design that maximizes comfort. Designed by Vilnius-based studio Utopium,…

  • The Waterloo Residence

    A thoughtfully designed extension that enhances existing living spaces. The owners of this beautiful house…

  • The Soria Moria Sauna

    A contemporary design that draws inspiration from local folklore and a striking landscape. Organized by…

  • Fraiao House

    A contemporary dwelling with an awe-inspiring interior. Located in Braga, Portugal, Fraiao House rises from…

  • Lighthouse By Knowhow Shop

    An innovative project from a creative studio. Based in Los Angeles, design/build studio Knowhow Shop…

  • A Modern Rustic House By DIA

    A contemporary dwelling that looks at home on a historical country estate. Under the skilled…

  • Little House By mwworks

    A compact cabin that maximizes its connection to nature. Surrounded by a dense forest in…

  • House MK

    A modern extension that complements a traditional farmhouse. Located in Bad Leonfelden, Austria, this property…

  • Bruny Island Hideaway

    A compact and minimalist off-grid cabin. When the client approached Maguire and Devine Architects to…

Close Cart