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Casa Venturini

Adamo-Faiden

Renovation and refurbishment briefs of fairly old buildings of some historic note pose a real dilemma for architects: choosing between faithful restoration of what was there before, or reinterpreting and changing in accordance with contemporary style. The conservative yet contemporary refurbishment of the Venturini house in downtown Buenos Aires has achieved a happy compromise between these two extremes. Despite the modern-style extension, the essential identity and appearance of the building have been left unchanged.
The Venturini residence is located near the Abasto covered market in the old part of Buenos Aires. Like its neighbour, it has been put to many uses down the years, each successive phase leaving its mark on the building. Built like many town houses of its time to accommodate the owners in the front section and a tenant in the quarters overlooking the inner court,...

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