We generate a space of resistance that, on both the formal and conceptual levels, looks to the one bedroom apartment (Monoambiente in Spanish) as the basis for the exploration, production, and communication of new spatial languages in architecture and design. We understand the one bedroom apartment as a minimal marketable and inhabitable typology. The prodigal son of real-estate growth, the one bedroom apartment often represents access to one’s own dwelling, emancipation, and the idea of a piece of “land” that we can call home.
Monoambiente is an experimental space committed to the development of architecture and contemporary design. By challenging and questioning established limits, the exhibitions, actions, and programs carried out under its auspices further the material and spatial language of both disciplines (architecture and design). It foments action and engagement as exploration and collaboration as support.
The intention is to make a contribution that operates on conceptual, material, and professional levels, encouraging engagement and dialogue between architects, designers, students, and the general public.
The space is a milestone in the city’s cultural milieu as it engines the contemporary experiences and productions of both local and international designers.
The gallery is currently located at 4228 Concepción Arenal Street, in one of the storefronts of the historical Barrio Parque Los Andes in the Chacarita section of Buenos Aires. A housing complex designed by architect Fermín H. Bereterbide, Barrio Parque Los Andes was opened in 1928. Barrio Parque Los Andes was originally envisioned as a low-cost housing complex and today, due to the quality of its spaces, it is considered a model of urban architecture.