The idea of integrating an existing home with a new, more modern extension can come in many different forms. Landscape, specific needs of the homeowners, style of the existing building and budget are the factors that define every new extension and addition project. Nestled in the neighborhood of Ituzaingó, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the House PR takes and indoor-outdoor approach as a series of courtyards and walkways links the old with the new in here. The second building that sits next to the existing home is spread on a single level and creates a brilliant array of sheltered outdoor spaces that acts as transition zones between different volumes.

Series of courtyards and walkways creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay at House PR

Designed by GMARQ, the house feels contemporary, relaxed and it is the pool and garden area outside that ends up becoming the focal point. Sliding and stackable glass doors connect the living area, kitchen and dining space along with the bedroom volumes with the lovely landscape outside. Wood and glass shape much of the façade along with polished modern finishes in gray; crating an exquisite balance of elements. On the inside, it is wood and white that shapes the backdrop even as the kitchen add sparkling black and stainless steel finishes. Elegant and affluent, this is a home that exudes luxury!

Glossy black backdrop and sainless steel appliances stand in contrast to the white and wood in the kitchen
Kitchen with a large central island, black, polished backdrop and stainless steel appliances
Modern living area in wood and white completely opens up towards the pool outside
Pool area and courtyards connecting different areas of the new and the old homes
Pool, stepping stones and garden around the house give it a luxurious modern appeal
Relaxing pool with stepping stones that connect two different wings of the house

The challenge of this project, located in a close neighborhood of Ituzaingó, was to use the existing construction and enlarge it towards the big plot of land. After analyzing the different alternatives, GMARQ decided to establish a programmatic division, where the existing house works only as S.U.M and grill to receive visits, and the new construction is the house of daily use…

Seamless indoor outdoor connectivity at the House PR Buenos Aires
Sliding and stackable glass doors connect the living area with the pool outside
Warm lighting takes over at House PR after sunset
Facade of the House PR in Buenos Aires clad in wood, glass and concrete

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