Otto Buildings

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Social Housing
Firm LocationPunta Del Este, Uruguay
Project locationMaldonado, Uruguay
CompanyGuevara Ottonello Architects
Lead ArchitectNatalia Ottonello
Design TeamNatalia Ottonello and Ian Guevara

Otto Buildings is a Social Housing project located in Punta Este, Uruguay. The main objective and challenge was to create two buildings, with affordable and functional units, that with a Biophilic Design, and with both an environment and social commitment, aim to promote sociability, a connection with nature, and a healthier lifestyle, trying to improve the quality of life of the residents. Otto Buildings' design, which connects humans, architecture, nature, and the city, proposes a new design paradigm, in which living nature must be considered a constituent element of architectural language