Gustavo Diéguez & Lucas Gilardi launched a77 in 2006. They had previously worked together while studying at UBA (Buenos Aires' public university). Gustavo is now a professor at the University of Palermo, and Lucas teaches at the University of Belgrano. They showed me a new house they built for a family in Buenos Aires (the second house for the same client) that has been constructed from recycled and reclaimed materials. The ground floor is a large loft space. The programme is more defined on the first floor with bedrooms sited around a central courtyard. The roof has been landscaped with an asado, pool and grass feature (popular with the dog). The orange used throughout the house is one of the basic colours available to protect steel and is used as an aesthetic.
The architects use exhibitions to experiment with new types of structures and are currently planning a public installation for Barcelona in collaboration with local artists, recycling facilities and education groups.