The project involved the rehabilitation of three colonial-era buildings to house spacious apartments characterized by clean architecture and an open space.
In two-story apartments the living area opens onto an outside terrace with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor. One unit’s living room makes the most of pair of existing arches by framing them behind a large sliding glass window more than three meters high and as wide.
The large windows not only maximize day light, but also favor natural ventilation, which is very necessary in this humid climate.
The interior patio is one of the main protagonists in this intervention with tropical vegetation enlivening a common, fresh and private space for the residents.
In the courtyard the vertical circulation core is marked by the imposing presence of the elevator, which is sheathed travertine to create a new geometry and to add texture.
The roof deck is the second shared space of the complex; with swimming pools and wooden pergolas to provide shade, these terraces offer a panoramic view of the colonial city.
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Jeff Brock, Belén Moneo
Aníbal Calvo, Aparejadores ACC
Raquel Prendes, Guillermo Avanzini, Pedro Arnanz
Best Integral Projects Group
Claudia Prida, CASA ARQUITECTURA