Client: Union Credit Bank (UCB)
Location: Avenida Las Américas, Guatemala City
Architects/Constructor: Studio Domus
Interior decorator: Union Credit Bank (UCB)
Project Area: 7,104 sq ft / 660.23 m2
Project Year: Design/Completion: 2006
Photographs: Jose Luis Samayoa
The construction took double what was planned because of the fine-tuning and exhaustive selection of finishes. Everything was imported tailored for this showroom apartment; the marble floors in the desired sizes, the granites in complete slabs, the delicate European fabrics for the furniture, designer comforters, the exclusive appliances in stainless steel, Murano lamps, and works of art. Even the local things such as kitchen and bathroom cabinets have more than 10 dyes applied with a unique artisan technique.
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