ODA Apartment Building

Zeta

Residential
Construction

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 balcony depths, exterior spaces become furnishable “rooms” extending the living room to the outdoors. The façade creates a clear hierarchy with full height window walls at the inner façade, mid-height solid railings at the mid-depth balconies and full-height solid railings at the full depth balconies. This creates a compelling architectural expression, while also providing shade, privacy, and other desirable attributes for residential living. The highly compositional form is united through a metal trellis framework stemming from a rooftop pergola and a simple material palette of glass, cast-in-place concrete with white metal accents.

The project is completed by a lush landscape extending the amenities to the exterior. The lounge and fitness area are complemented by a pool, partially covered by the building above while the private dining area opens to outdoor cooking and dining areas.

ZETA ODA

AMENITIES

ZETA ODA
ZETA ODA
ZETA ODA

Residences

ZETA ODA

The architectural design re-envisions the modern vernacular of the residential buildings in 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 balcony depths, exterior spaces become furnishable “rooms” extending the living room to the outdoors.

ZETA ODA

Project Details

Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Client
BSD Investments
Size
154,000 SF

Credits

ODA Design Team
Eran Chen AIA Michael Unsicker AIA Belen Peña Michelle Le Jacob Hedaya Steven Kocher, Natsumi Oba, Tal Lukman, Kevin Hall
Collaborators
Estudio Aisenson (Architect of Record) Israel & Teper Architects (Interior Designer of Record) Secchi Smith (Renderings)

Press

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