Nestled on a tree lined street in the upscale residential Belgrano neighborhood, ZETA stands apart while complementing its surroundings. Uniquely positioned adjacent to the 1960’s modern architecture of the University of Belgrano and across the street from the lush site of a historic mansion housing the Embassy of Australia, ZETA capitalizes on its adjacencies with prime exposures to the south and west.
The architectural design re-envisions the modern vernacular of the residential buildings of Buenos Aires. The typical, linear, wrap around balconies are repositioned to create a series of balconies and terraces for true outdoor living. With varying depths exceeding the typical Buenos Aires balconies, the private terraces become furnishable “rooms” extending the living room into the outdoors. The façade creates a clear hierarchy with full height window walls at the inner façade, mid-height solid railings at the mid-sized balconies and full-height solid railings at the largest of the balconies. This creates a compelling architectural expression, while also providing shade and privacy, desirable attributes for luxury residential living. The highly compositional form is united through the metal trellis framework stemming from a rooftop pergola and a simple material palette of glass, cast-in-place concrete with white metal accents.
Location: Zabala 1865, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Client: BDS Investments
Size: 154000 SF
Team: Eran Chen, Michael Unsicker, Belen Pena, Steven Kocher, Michelle Le, Natsumi Oba, Jacob Hedaya, Tal Lukman