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* Residential Architecture: Planalto House by Flavio Castro

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 28 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Planalto House by Flavio Castro: “..Two large perpendiculars volumes mark the territory and categorize the uses and functions of other areas of the land. A rectangular prism, perpendicular to the street, contains the intimate features of the house on the upper floor, occupying only half of the land and releasing the other half for recreation and landscaping..Serving as a support and focused only on the main floor, another rectangular prism, but in different proportions, contains the service and social functions of the house. The upper volume seems to rest on the main floor, which creates a series of statements that reinforce the architectural propose. Main floor and upper floor are implanted orthogonally. Exactly on this single point of contact, there is the vertical connection between them. The metal beams on the edge of the volume parallel to the street, reinforce the idea of independence between the volumes and reveal the structural functioning of the house. The residence has a mixed structure of pillars and metal “I” beams and massive slabs of concrete..”  Ample glazing, natural light, privacy, indoor/outdoor sensibility..

image: Courtesy of Flavio Castro; article: Arthitectural

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