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Clínica Veterinaria Guayaquil


Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 2022


Marcelo Faiden (Author)



Marcelo Lerena


Javier Agustín Rojas


Such is the case of the Guayaquil Veterinary Clinic, built from the recycling of an urban house from the beginning of the 20th century. The demolition of its central bay -where the circulatory system was originally located- gave way to the creation of a new semi-covered passage that connects the street with a garden open to the community. A concrete floor with exposed stone designed for pets crosses this space where the vegetation and the outside climate are determining elements. The side bays organized on two levels open onto the central passage. On the lower floor they organize the store and the veterinary clinics while on the upper floor they arrange the laboratory, the X-ray room and the operating room.


The coexistence groups that inhabit the metropolises have diversified, including non-human members with new rights and responsibilities. Pets have promoted the creation of new communities that have an impact not only on the formalization of public space, but also on the buildings dedicated to providing them with services.


This action allows the materialization of ventilated walls and at the same time homogenizes the material history of the building, redirecting our attention towards the typological invention that the new communities demand.

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