Saturday, October 1, 2011

R.R. House / By Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

Itamambuca, São Paulo, Brazil
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The quasi-industrial feel of the house is offset by the towering wall of greenery that surrounds it.
This summer house is situated only a few meters from the sea, on the north coast of the State of São Paulo, a place with exuberant vegetation and hot humid climate.

Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The house is clad in a combination of insulated steel panels and a system of sliding glass fibre mosquito screens.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--Sliding glass-fibre mosquito screens keep out unwelcome critters at night.
We began the project with the idea of a big shelter, a “shell”, under which the actual living spaces would be located, protected from the intense sun and the frequent rains, however without blocking the permanent natural cross ventilation.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The main living area is six metres high.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The kitchen and dining area.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon
This roof at a height of six meters, with a surface of eighteen by eight meters, was built using a pre-fabricated timber structure with galvanized steel joints. The lateral and top faces are made of steel cladding with EPS filling.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--Hammocks slung casually on the wooden frame give the house a relaxed feel.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The main double-height living area can be opened up to the outside world with the help of wooden and glass opening screens.
On the two large facades of the house, opening generously to the scenery, panels of glass fiber mosquito screens with PVC coating were installed, pivoting or sliding, with the intention of creating an external membrane, capable of keeping the insects out, without creating an obstacle for the ocean view and wind.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The timber-framed structure is raised up on concrete pillars.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The timber staircase.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--The shutters give the building a tree-house feel on the upper floor.
The whole structure is elevated 75cm above ground level, supported by concrete pillars cast on site. All other components used in the construction are pre-fabricated and were simply mounted in place on the construction site.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--One of the summer house's three bedrooms.
Photo © Courtesy of Nelson Kon--Two bathrooms are housed on the lower level.
The adopted constructive system, besides reducing assembly time and errors, assured a dry construction site, with little generation of waste and low environmental impact.
site plan--drawing © Courtesy of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
lower floor plan--drawing © Courtesy of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
upper floor plan--drawing © Courtesy of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
section 1--drawing © Courtesy of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
section 2--drawing © Courtesy of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Project Data
Project name: R.R. House
Location: Itamambuca, São Paulo, Brazil
Program: Single family house, Holiday House
Site Area: 500m2
Total Floor Area: 220m2
Completition year: 2007

The people
Architect: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Principal Designer: Vinicius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin
Project Team: Marcio Tanaka, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Marina Mermelstein, Renata Andrulis
Collaborators: Merten Nefs
Timber Structure: Ita Construtora
Contractor: Vincente Ganzelevitch
Foundation eng.: Pedro Negri
Electrics eng.: Nilton José Maziero
Suppliers: Masisa Brasil (OSB), Udinese - Papaiz (mosquito screens), Reka (lighting), Sicmol (gkass tablets), Enstrumec (cladding and metal frames)
Photographs: © Nelson Kon

Note>>Location in this map, It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...