Urban densification is good for the environment and good for the cultural fabric of a city, but it raises some architectural questions that PH Lavalleja, a new home in Buenos Aires, does a good job of solving. The townhouse is built in a tightly packed neighborhood, with only 89 square meters of space, but it is designed to maximize the available space for the residents living there.
From the outside, the most notable aspect of PH Lavalleja is the oddly sloped corrugated roof. The angles might look like artistic whim, but they're actually designed to increase the interior space while also allowing more natural light into the sequestered home. On the inside, the home makes use of alternative means of movement through the space: residents can access lofts and upper stories through space-saving ladders and spiral staircases rather than traditional triangle flights.
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