Architects Pedro Lvini and Rafael Solano have created a psychologist’s office behind a long concrete wall in Uruguay’s Suez de la Costa.
The low-sliding structure in an existing property garden is 35 square meters and is concealed by a full-size wall.
Only the door and round hole described by the American artist Gordon Mata-Clark: known for cutting holes in existing buildings, breaking concrete walls.
As the door enters the psychologist’s office, the club connects the large garden with a small private yard.
“It is located on the back of the furniture,” says Livini and Solano.
Thinking of Night-Clark A large hole was broken in the wall connecting the two gardens.
The main facade is characterized by an oversized basket basin, which leads to cantilevers at the entrance and rainwater from the roof on a rock near the front door.
Patients are housed in a small waiting area below this overlapping office, which is connected to the kitchen and toilet.
The psychologist’s office itself occupies half of the small building and has rows of windows overlooking the closed courtyard.
The office is an eucalyptus paneling chosen by architects as an economical choice to suit the owner’s budget.
The door connects patients and the doctor directly to the garden, allowing them to use the outdoor space during their sessions.
In the middle of the garden is a young tree, a small bench that echoes the opening of the main wall and moves forward under the windows.
The exterior is finished with cement fiber panels, which have been selected as a budget-friendly decision.
These long, thin panels are placed horizontally to highlight the lower part of the building.
Seychelles de la Costa is the center of Uruguay and part of the metropolitan area of Montevideo.
Other projects in South America include a parking garage with framed architecture and the Delpina River, and a beach house.
Photograph by Marcos Gipponi.