* Residential Architecture: House 8 by Atria Arquitetos
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 9 June 2012
Residential Architecture: House 8 by Atria Arquitetos: “..a family residence that points out the simplicity of architecture through the materials choices with a plea for natural textures. The architectural design approach intends to explore the integration among the house´s internal and external ambiences. With a steel concrete structure, the building is a one story house only, with very simple plan, located in a site that is 20 meters wide and 80 meters long (1.600m²), in order to preserve as much vegetation area as possible..As a volume, at first sight it looks like an enclosed box that presents itself as a 3,5 meters height wall to the street – eliminating the need of fences or gates, and offering the public a garden in front of the house. Even though, by crossing the main access door and walking through the sidewalk by the promenade, the pedestrian realizes that inside and outside spaces get confused and complete each other. This impression is given by the pivoting doors (side façade) and sliding door (back façade) made of certified wood..” Privacy, indoor/outdoor sensibility, pivoting doors, abundant natural light and ventilation..
image: © Edgar Cézar; article: King , Victoria . “House 8 / Atria Arquitetos” 06 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/204030>