Defensa 1357


San Telmo is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and has witnessed many of the significant historical milestones of the city. It is a bohemian neighborhood and it is ideal to get to know it on foot, appreciating its cozy old environment while learning about the city’s past.

This neighborhood was home to the city’s richest families until 1871, when the yellow fever epidemic devastated the area, and survivors moved to the northern part of the city.

After these families disappeared, European migrants took advantage of its colonial buildings and crowded together in the so-called “conventillos”, where families scraped by, packed together in small rooms.

The northern part of the city further enriched, while San Telmo got to its deepest decay and it was even considered that it should be demolished. In 1970, the antiques fair of Plaza Dorrego was created and it was decided to keep the area’s architectural heritage. San Telmo’s heart is on Defensa street, from Plaza Dorrego – the city’s oldest park after Plaza de Mayo – to Parque Lezama. Every Sunday, a unique, interesting antiques fair is put together in the park. PH eco 3 is located in the middle of Defensa street and is surrounded by bars, museums and the tourist scene. San Telmo is one of the city’s best-preserved neighborhoods and is full of places of interest, such as Zanjón de Granados, the Antonio Ballvé penitentiary museum, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (Museum of Modern Art), as well as some really strange places, like Casa Mínima.


This building’s proposal is that of all PH eco developments, where each unit has its own green area, an independent grill, top-quality construction materials and access to common areas, such as the bike garage or object library.

Sticking with sustainability, the building will count with solar panels and water heaters, LED lighting and a rainwater harvesting system, thus keeping maintenance fees really low.

The ground floor was organically designed, with winding shapes and curves, and a big green area.

The building has 2 commercial units on the ground floor, 2 offices on the first floor and 16 2-room apartments on the upper floors.




  • wb_sunny SOLAR ENERGY

    Solar panels that provide enough energy to power all the lights in the common places of the whole building, thus allowing for more saving and contributing to a cleaner environment.

  • directions_bike BIKE GARAGE

    This area was designed for bike parking and its access is convenient and practical. It counts with individual lockers to keep different kinds of accessories and a special stand for bike maintenance.


    Through an independent system, rainwater is harvested from terraces and gardens, and later reused to clean common areas or the sidewalk.

  • attach_money LOW MAINTENANCE FEES

    Maintenance fees are really low thanks to the use of LED lights in common areas, low-cost materials and technology-driven security. PH eco is a great option for those who prioritize their own space over expensive amenities.


    Through Pheco app, users can book and have available any objects they may need, such as a ladder, a pressure washer, a lawn edger, a drill or even a simple screwdriver or a picnic basket.

  • stay_current_portrait App

    Through an app for electronic devices, each owner can pay the maintenance fees, text the other coowners, watch security cameras, access the plans of each unit, get the regulations of the building or just book an object from the library.

  • wifi WiFi

    All PH eco developments have high-speed internet connection in all indoor and outdoor areas.

  • texture DESIGN

    We design thinking about the modern lifestyle, where the inside and the outside are one balanced, lighted unit, created for those who want to live in the city, but at the same time be in contact with the nature.

  • fingerprint SAFETY

    Access to the building will be through the owner’s fingerprint and/or a magnetic card. Furthermore, the building will count with Wi-Fi cameras in all common areas, so that users can watch them through the App.