Casa Acqua Residential House by Cristina Menezes

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Casa Acqua

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Residential House

INSPIRATION:
Casa Acqua was conceptualized in the same guidelines as the first Roman dwellings, those one had an O shaped floor plan with an inner courtyard allowing the visual integration of all spaces. This typology was suitable for current times to Casa Acqua using four modules individualized with an inner courtyard, surrounded by water mirrors to symbolize the central fountain! All modules are fully open to ensure the use of ventilation and natural lighting. Vertical awnings were used for privacy.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Casa Acqua was created specifically for the demand action in Brazil, for this time that the world is living in! It provides inspiration and tools for anyone in Brazil or anywhere with dry tropical climate! For who is interested to live with heathly and on nature! A home with the precepts of sustainability is the unique and different guideline! The use of prefabricated modules reduced the impact of construction on nature; shortened construction time and cost!

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This project was created for a young couple to live, in times of a pandemic, in full contact with nature, full of light and natural ventilation, in Brazil!

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2021 and the construction finished in September 2021 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The design was made with four pre-fabricated modules to build in a short time! The use of those modules allowed the use of synthetic coatings and sub-multiples of their measurements and this solution does not generate waste, with less impact on nature . Casa Acqua is fully open to provide full integration with the outdoor area.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The total area of Casa Acqua is two hundred and ten square meters including the water mirrors.

TAGS:
tiny house, container house, water mirror, house , architecture innovation

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Nowadays all architects comunities are trying to help the people to live better and heathly in their homes! Casa Acqua concept was created for this demand action in Brazil! It is too late to prevent the world from changing, but not late enough that all hope has been lost for a better world. Architecture is deeply involved in this process, as the transformation of the built environment and the construction industry are key to the way we live. Casa Acqua is a way to provide inspiration and tools for anyone in a country with dry tropical climate!

CHALLENGE:
The key challenge was to find the right solution to close Casa Acqua without glass frames! The client asked for ventilation and natural lighting in its fullness with full integration with the outdoor area. To have privacy and protection from the sun; from rain; from insects and strong winds, vertical windshield and awnings were used that seal 95%! With this solution Casa Acqua guaranteed the precepts of sustainability and of a healthy home, for days of pandemic, without air conditioning!

ADDED DATE:
2022-03-25 23:33:31

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Jackie Kelly;, Isabella Gallegos; and Roberta Antunes.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Main Image: Photographer Jomar Bragança,2021
Image #1: Photographer Jomar Bragança,2021
Image #2: Photographer Jomar Bragança,2021
Image #3: Photographer Jomar Bragança,2021
Image #4: Photographer Jomar Bragança,2021
Vídeo: Estudio NY18,2021

Visit the following page to learn more: http://cristinamenezes.com.br/
CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Cristina Menezes Arquitetura

PROFILE:
Cristina Menezes Arquitetura it is a studio in Brazil, that makes Contemporary Architectural Projects and Interior Design for houses, shops, hotels, offices, schools and urbanism. Since 1993, in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, nowadays it works in South America, North America and Europe. Always looking for a creative and exclusive projects for its clients!

NOMINATION DETAILS

Casa Acqua Residential House by Cristina Menezes is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Casa Acqua Residential House by Cristina Menezes is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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