A Home Renovation In Puerto Rico: Gardenia 1691 by Diaz Puanetto Arquitectos

This project is a renovation of an existing residence that was completed by Diaz Puanetto Arquitectos in 2016. The result is this outstanding residence with artistic accents that is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“The site of approximately 1,270 m² is located on the highest point of the street of a well-known suburban housing development in San Juan. On clear days, part of the city is visible from the second floor on the east side of the house.
We were asked to evaluate the work built so far and to proceed with the redesign of the terrace, reconsider the relationship between the master bedroom with the exterior, and redefine the front of the house in a more distinctive manner. Once the design was completed the client hired a new contractor with the required knowledge and capacity to finish the first phase of the project.” – Diaz Puanetto Arquitectos

“The concept for the remodeling and expansion of this residence focused in opening the interior and exterior public spaces by creating a floor plan that allowed for a more fluid movement through the space, better illumination and spatial amplitude. The design’s formal expression uses a contemporary vocabulary made up of simple lines and forms, in an effort to establish a better relationship between the original structure, what our colleague left us, and our new design, as well as to achieve a more cohesive reading of the structure.
We continued the use of concrete as the main construction material and the white color present in the original structure, which along with glass and weathering (corten) steel dominate the architectural language.” – Diaz Puanetto Arquitectos

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