* Residential Architecture: Belvedere Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 10 June 2012
Residential Architecture: Belvedere Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos: “..The architectural approach seeks to privilege the maximum integration of external and internal areas, mixing up their boundaries, and, then amplifying the feeling of wideness..residual and crossing spaces were practically left out (for example, there is no entrance hall, in behalf of a visual permeability with the entrance garden, achieved through large pivotal doors in the facade). The floor plan is rectangular and compact, stretching till the site’s sidelines..The rooms are illuminated by large doors front and back facades and also by matted glass locking (u-glass that acts as a good thermal insulation due to the existence of an air layer between the glass sheets) between the lagged cover labs. A glass cover over a concrete pergola complements the illumination through an indoor garden. Therefore, the house is flooded by zenithal and indirect natural light that besides avoiding artificial lighting during the day, also avoids excessive heat from direct sunlight. The prevailing wind comes from the street, thus the entering doors work as regulators of wind speed. Totally opened in the summer, praise cross ventilation, or closed in the winter, or even semi opened if little ventilation is desired..” Abundant glazing, natural light, privacy, pivoting doors, indoor/outdoor and materials sensibility, interesting interior volumes, interior garden..
image: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos; article: Jett , Megan . “Belvedere Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos” 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/173370>