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Estudio Galera | Arquitectura

A thought that combines light, space and matter,
in search of expressive-functional balance

Design Solutions to Meet the Client's Needs

Estudio Galera is dedicated to the design, management and construction of architectural constructions providing complete solutions and appropriate responses to challenges. In this sense, the architectural studio becomes the right place to reformulate conventional issues related to architecture considering the environment, climate, economic and personal factors that might affect those people who will inhabit those places.
The methodology consists of the collection of data and analysis of the problem from different points of view towards ensuring the best results. Thus, the teamwork allows orderly planning and optimization of the resources.

The organization as regards management, documentation and communication enables developments to be achieved in a timely manner.
Cordiality, respect and personalize attention are key factors to enjoy the process. Therefore, the active participation of clients is essential so that the completion of projects can meet their expectations.


  • Estudio Galera is made up of different teams in which professionals make commitments according to customer requirements . We work as a team and horizontally where all opinions are valid and necessary . Once the work is assigned, they organize and distribute tasks to ensure resource optimization

  • Gral Madariaga - Argentina, 1987. Architect graduated in 2016.
    Collaborates in Estudio Galera since 2012 , parallel to teaching at the Juan Luis Vives Institute of the town of Villa Gesell ; and assistant in " Parametric Modeler " of architecture at the National University of Mar del Plata.

  • Architect graduated from the National University of Mar del Plata in 2003 , then perfected a graduate of Architecture and Technology issued by the Torcuato Di Tella University . Between 2003 and 2007 he worked in an architectural office of Cariló. In 2007 he opened Estudio Galera in Cariló , where are planned, directed and managed works on various subjects such as single family homes, multifamily , retail, furniture design and refunctionalization.

  • Architect received in 2004 from the National University of Mar del Plata , divides his time between professional development and teaching. In the field of architecture for architecture firms working in Mar del Plata, Mar de las Pampas and Cariló; Parallel to his work as a freelancer . He is teacher of both architecture and interior design. He works as a researcher in the "Group Communication" of the National University of Mar del Plata .

Set in the seaside city of Cariló, the Galera Studio is dedicated to the experimentation of architectural form, and the effects that natural light produces on it.

Light, space and matter, in search of expressive - functional balance

With a system of teamwork, the customer is incorporated as a key player in the design process. This active collaboration enables a feedback achieving mixed results, while the ownership of the user is assured . The structural experimentation , adaptation to the natural topography, and search for an expressive and functional architecture are the concerns that govern our philosophy and methodology.

1. Preliminary Design

Exchange of views
with the Client and
the architect´s proposal

(The stages may vary according to the importance of the project) Based on the data of the site, orientation, elevation, studies on the location of trees, the program requirements (upon the client´s request and suggestions) the architect starts working on the decision he considers to be the most appropriate. There is an active interchange of views with the client and the design is reinforced by evaluating the site and the construction methods to complete the work. At this stage the basic and primary documentation are made: plans, sections, views, digital mock-ups and video.

2. Project

In Every
Single Detail

The preliminary design is reinforced by working out the details of construction, elaborating the construction logs, structure drawings, redesign, carpentry drawings, installation plans. The team works together with the engineers to obtain structures, thermal calculations and electrical sizing. In addition, calculations are made to define the budget of materials and the unions involved.

3. Management

Submission of

Necessary documentation must be submitted before different control bodies to obtain all the building permits and service connection. (College of Architects, municipalities, energy agencies).

4. Project Management

Start up

The correct completion of all construction processes is verified. In this phase the construction is periodically monitored, the quality of the materials used and the construction based on the schedule are controlled. The construction management is related to the logistics and resolution of tasks on the site and verification that the methods used are those contained in the project drawings. This task involves taking responsibility and acting as a mediator with the clients and agencies.

23 October, 2019

BIENALBA Prize for the Young Argentine Generation

Friday 18th was the awards ceremony and closing of the XVII Biennial edition, and this time the studio has been awarded.

The International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires has always been a reference event for the study. From the forced pause in our routine work to understand other realities (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, rest of America and now Antarctica) of the discipline. Biennial in which we listen and saw so many teachers who feed and drive us (Mendes Da Rocha, Benítez, Bucci, Aravena, Browne …) until the first time a work was selected for the competition in 2015 and then in 2017, after two previous attempts 2011 and 2013 in which our presentations were justly ignored. This year everything started differently, when the jury of the Biennial selected for the competition the five works that we had proposed. While we were still assimilating this joy, we are invited to exhibit a panel at the Usina del Arte that represents the work we do in the studio. Friday 18th was the awards ceremony and closing of the XVII Biennial edition, and this time the studio has been awarded. Touring the exibition and the works in competition, it was something we did not imagine because of the great level of works that have participated. The recognition comes from another place, corresponds to the integral production of the office, we feel it has to do with the way we assume the profession because it points to coherence, work and processes; more than the resulting object. “Prize for the young Argentine generation” says the diploma. Understanding the term “young” as an age issue costs a little when we average 40. We prefer to understand it as someone sees in our production possibilities for the future. In that we agree, and this recognition feeds us to continue growing.
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Galería Terrazas, Local 2, Cariló.
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