Dekton and Silestone take centre stage in a residential complex that marks a milestone in new residential developments in Argentina
María del Pilar Egea / María Andrea Egea
Dekton | Silestone
Floor and wall cladding, kitchen and bathroom worktops
María del Pilar Egea / María Andrea Egea
Kairos, Kelya, Keon, Danae | Blanco Norte, Arcilla Red, Stellar Blanco, Tebas Black, Lyra, Marengo
8 mm | 20 mm
‘It would be very difficult to choose a particular distinctive feature of Saint Jordi: it is a really special project, designed in detail and with unique characteristics,’ admit María del Pilar and María Andrea Egea, the sister-architect duo in charge of this residential development in the Villa Belgrano neighbourhood, Argentina. ‘The environment, the chance to live surrounded by nature, the design, the quality, the technology... there are so many elements in this project where we have put so much effort and dedication.’
According to the Egea sisters, the main aim of Saint Jordi was to create a ‘lifestyle’ that would allow the new inhabitants to live their daily lives in spaces fully connected to the green outdoors, with all the comforts offered by the latest innovations.
‘Saint Jordi is synonymous with sophistication, elegance, quality and technology. That is why we went for Dekton and Silestone: Cosentino materials convey the essence of the project. We also like how versatile and aesthetically pleasing they are,’ the professionals summarise.
So much so that the Egea sisters have used Cosentino surfaces for countless applications in Saint Jordi: floor and wall cladding, kitchen and bathroom worktops, etc.
Cosentino, the star of the exclusive Saint Jordi show flat
The flooring in the common areas of the show flat is made from a Cosentino surface. More specifically, Dekton Keon has been used, a light and bright colour that gives a natural look to modern environments such as this one. The same floor also runs along the terrace, in this case, featuring Grip+, a non-slip treatment that prevents falling and slipping.
For the kitchen worktop and front, with its clean lines and right angles, Silestone Blanco Norte has been chosen, a cold, neutral tone inspired by the blizzard of the polar air, in the whitest of winters.
The dining table is also made from a Cosentino surface, in this case in a stylish and bright colour.
Sophistication in modern bathroom surfaces
Three separate bathrooms have also been designed for the show flat, each with a similar clean, contemporary style. In the first bathroom, which includes a shower, Silestone Stellar Blanco has been used for the countertop, a textured neutral tone with a high gloss finish.
Secondly, in the cubic and sculptural bathroom, we can find a Silestone Lyra washbasin. With a wide range of grey, brown and beige tones on a white background reminiscent of the moon’s surface, this square piece is placed on a flawless and shiny Tebas Black countertop, free of impurities and veins.
In the third bathroom, the largest and most sophisticated, the floor is made from Dekton Kairos, which, with its fine pale grey veins on a luminous background, resembles one of the whitest marbles on the market, statuary marble. This is combined in a very innovative way with a Dekton Kelya plinth, inspired by dark marble with light veins and perfect for creating the most special atmospheres.
As in the previous case, the countertop is also in Silestone Tebas Black, with built-in washbasin. Finally, the front is clad in Silestone Blanco Norte, which offers an interesting match with the tone selected for the kitchen.
Dekton and Silestone, the ideal solution for functional, aesthetic and hard-wearing floor and wall cladding
In the other spaces of Saint Jordi, Cosentino surfaces have also been widely used by the architects, for example for the floor and wall cladding in the common areas and the lifts. But not only there: ‘In the multi-purpose social area we chose Silestone Arcilla Red, a colour that allowed us to add a touch of originality and contemporaneity to this space,’ continue the architects of the project, referring to one of the most fashionable tones of the season.
‘Saint Jordi is a landmark project: it marks a milestone in the development of this type of residential complex in the city. It has unique features that will be very difficult to replicate, both in human and material terms. It is an unprecedented undertaking,’ conclude the Egea sisters. In the context of this unparalleled work, the architects stand out: ‘The functionality, durability, quality and technology of Dekton and Silestone is what makes them the best to offer our customers.’