One Level Concrete House Providing Spaces for Leisure and Socializing

One Level Concrete House Providing Spaces for Leisure and Socializing

Architects: ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Project: One Level Concrete House
Team: Eder Alencar, André Velloso
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Area: 280 sqm
Photography: Joana França, Haruo Mikami

This one level concrete house is located in a quiet area of Brasilia’s outskirts. The aim was to construct a 280m² house to be mostly used during weekends, providing spaces for leisure and socializing. The major challenge was to distribute storehouse in a reduced plot area shaped in a trapezoid form and open to the greenery as much as possible.

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The house’s footprint comes from the idea of organizing the occupation of the land in two different volumes. The first volume disposes the spaces in a linear way representing the more intimate sector of the house. The second concentrates on the social sector, such as the meeting places. Intentionally, both volumes are articulated creating a square turned to the inside, which provides privacy to the owners.

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The composition of the façades and the materials chosen reveals the inside spaces: the concrete corresponds to a more intimate area; the wooden slats allow permeability to the spaces enclosing the social area; the meeting areas are simply composed by open spaces framing the outside landscape as portraits.

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open living, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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living room, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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kitchen, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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dining room, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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bedroom, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

bedroom, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

bedroom, ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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