Argentinian studio Adamo-Faiden has built a greenhouse-like structure over the top of a Buenos Aires residence , in its continuing bid to make better use of the city's vacant rooftops.It expands the block upwards towards neighbouring towers , creating valuable extra space for residents of a flat located underneath.
The studio's founders , Marcelo Faiden and Sebastian Adamo , develop glass and metal extensions that fit a home's stepped roof , creating valuable space that residents may use as a winter garden , workspace , playroom , or gathering venue , While the existing residence fulfils the clients' needs for conventional areas such as bedrooms and a kitchen.
"we are Trying to understand the urban fabric as an artificial ground. Instead of yearning an empty flat plot , we took every 'accident' from the existing roof as an opportunity to develop a specific environment for the extension , an accumulation of existing flat roofs at different heights becomes the floor for the new construction , distributing a series of indoor and outdoor areas that are connected together." said Faiden.
Blas House's lightweight metal frame , mesh and glass construction was designed to help quicken construction time , an important factor as the clients remained in the existing house throughout the project. The combination of opaque , transparent and permeable components expose the area to the elements in varying degrees. There is also a separate entrance , so it can accessed directly from the street.