The idea was to create a house linked to nature which works as a big deck of contemplation and sociability using natural material to make an atmosphere of snugness in a contemporary proposal. There was no intention to follow a fad by the choice of the furniture. Rather each article of furniture was selected carefully to reflect the personal history of the occupants with their multiplicity, their references and values.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The project was tought as a weekend refugee for a family, on a site located inside a valley with many mountains nearby, composing a beautiful natural space. To attend necessities, the entire project was distributed on the same level, making it perfect for appreciation of the many views surrounding the house.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
For this residence, the architect found that the footprint created was a major issue that should be minimized. All itens on the program were tought to preserve the existing natural landscape and to provide astonishing views fo the occupants and visitors.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in 2007 and finished in 2009 in Nova Lima, Brazil.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The materials were chosen with the aim to combine beauty, snugness and ease of maintenance and to create a contrast between natural and technological materials such as reclaimed wood, stones, earthenware, bamboo, tile, fiber, metal, stainless steel, double glazed and laminated glass, glass tile, anodized aluminum, wood venetian and tecnocimento.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The project's area is 745 square meters, but the site is up to 5000. All structure is made of steel and wood. The use of wood on the floor, the walls and the ceiling as well as the massive wooden doors cause noise absorption which increases the acoustic comfort. The cantilever roofing of the verandas made of steel structure, bamboo and polycarbonate offer shading and create a village atmosphere
Mountain, House, Snugness, Wood, David, Guerra
The main objective of research was to clarify the most harmonious solution to such variables desires the clients had, from contemporary farm to family shelter. For methodology, a very intimate approach was taken with the clients, who were in regular exchange with the architect. Casual talks, direct questions, honesty and wiliness to achieve a common ground were vital for project development. The result was a unique product, and we, me and the clients, couldn't be more proud.
It was challenging to find a harmonious solution for the mixture of natural, rustic and contemporary elements and their materials which were necessary to satisfy the different tastes of the occupants (mother and two sons).
Another challenge was the reconcilement of the steel structure which was used in the living room, the veranda and the bedrooms with its reclaimed wood coating and with the conventional structural system of the rest of the project.
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