To renovate an old federation house that had been neglected over the years and divided into 3 flats. All period detail had been removed, so a contemporary solution was required by the clients.
The concept of the CorTen House is based on the use of the Corten steel lamellae. It’s not only used to design the building, but it also shapes the landscape and defines the interior.
In the Andes, at 3,300 meters and surrounded by the Sincholagua, Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Corazón and Pasochoa volcanoes, is the Rumilahua hacienda.
The Box House, located in a residential neighborhood of low verticalization in the city of São Paulo, was designed for a young architect (Flavio Castro), to himself.
This skinny house is located in a growing neighbourhood, in one of the highest points of the city, which give a privileged view of it. Due to the small land area be consisted in 6,50 m X 27,80 m, the strategy was to restrict the program of basic needs in order to keep only the minimal needs by the family.
The home, which recently won an AIACC Honor Award, is located on an ex-urban infill site that covers almost eight acres of a Bay Area suburb at the base of the Oakland Hills, draped in rich green foliage and native oak trees.