* Residential Architecture: Recycled Materials Cottage by Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
Posted by the editors on Friday, 4 May 2012
Residential Architecture: Recycled Materials Cottage by Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel: “..The difficulty of access determined the restraint of defining the project in multiple modular parts of the capacity of a small truck. The wish and ability of the client to search and purchase demolition materials set a series of elements to incorporate in the new home..
These elements were reinterpreted in a new order:
– Glazed doors of a house of the 60´s by Horacio Borgheresi that originally belonged to a patio, became the main facade of the new housing.
– Eucalyptus and native rauli parquet floors of a house of the 70´s by Larraín, Swinburn and Covarrubias, which became the main coating.
– Commercial laminated beams and steel pieces used for a temporary exhibition are now part of the main structural elements..” Sustainability, repurposed materials, privacy, nature, views..
image: © Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel; article: Rosenberg , Andrew . “Recycled Materials Cottage / Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel” 13 May 2011. ArchDaily.<http://www.archdaily.com/134620>