Residential Building at Casares and Gelly
The unified expanse of glass at the top of the tower, its large protruding balconies, and extensive fenestration on all four façades provide panoramic views of Buenos Aires from the luxury residential development’s exceptionally located site.
This luxury 33-story residential tower, constructed of steel and concrete and clad in limestone, glass, and aluminum, emerges from the edge of a traditional Japanese garden in an upscale residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The building site occupies the leading edge of a residential block that juts out into Parque Tres de Febrero, allowing tenants to look out over parkland on three sides.
The lower floors are composed of two luxury apartments per level, each with at least one outdoor terrace. Many of these terraces wrap around a corner of the building. Two vertical circulation cores extend the full height of the building, giving each apartment its own private entryway off the elevators.
Large single-level units occupy the middle floors of the tower, and residents in these units take advantage of the views enabled by the protruding balconies that animate the building envelope. Able to accommodate extended families, the largest of these apartments include 743 gross square meters (8,000 gross square feet) of living space and up to eight bedrooms. The smaller units are 465 gross square meters (5,000 gross square feet) and have six bedrooms. Open living spaces in these units provide extra space and easier circulation.
The tower is crowned by a six-story glass curtain wall, enclosing units that feature interlocking floor plans. Each of the three apartments is 836 square meters (9,000 square feet) and is a duplex with a fully glazed, double-height living area.
The unified expanse of glass at the tower’s top, and its large protruding balconies, constitute the tower’s two most distinctive design features. Combined with the extensive fenestration on all four façades, these features provide panoramic views over “los Bosques de Palermo” (the city’s largest area of parks and green spaces), the Río de la Plata, the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo horse-racing track, and the municipal airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. The building also has an underground parking garage for residents.