Existing structures

The renovation of Conaprole's Administrative Headquarters transforms an emblematic 20th-century industrial structure that lost its original purpose after decades of use. Identifying structures to be reused is complemented by the removal of others to open up public spaces and the incorporation of new buildings.

We believe in the challenge posed by the reuse of existing buildings for the responsible construction of the cities of the future.

An abandoned concrete skeleton in Recife, Brazil, seeks to be repurposed by leveraging its existing structure and reconfiguring its internal distributions to give rise to new forms of inhabitation, while a prefabricated wooden facade functions as a bio-infrastructure that protects it.

The second life of Nativa House began by enhancing its original 1950s structure and adding a series of unique features, such as its new staircase and rooftop greenhouse-studio, preparing it to accommodate the living needs of a contemporary family.

The processes of transforming what is already built bring intelligences and technologies from different times into dialogue for the creation of spaces that will be unique.

Interventions in existing homes within Montevideo's residential fabric showcase architectures understood through temporality, forming part of an ecosystem of stories, relationships, and memories that are reinterpreted to gain new meaning.

An urban proposal for the Mauá Dock, a space of geographical and historical relevance in Montevideo, reinterprets its old buildings through defined and indeterminate interventions of a public nature towards the construction of an editable and negotiated city.

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