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The property has 30 hectares, or 300 thousand sqm and a lake surrounded by dense and diverse forest. This land is 1,137m high and 125km from Rio de Janeiro city.
It was on its shore that we gently landed the two houses. The entire construction has only 8 supports on the ground due to the geological composition of the terrain.
The main house, the bigger one, is a permanent residence, and the other one is the house for her son and for guests.
The project therefore consists of 2 independent houses, connected by a common external covered meeting area, equipped with stove and wood oven, barbecue, wooden table and a lounge area with fireplace.
Theses 2 houses facing each other and connected to the south by the meeting area and to the north by a covered gallery, configure an ambiguous cozy courtyard one side transparent toward the view.
On the ground floor there are only a music and projection room, storage room, locker room and a gym with sauna.
The remainder area below the houses is the natural terrain, which gently slopes down toward the lake.
For cost reasons, it was not possible to use only a metallic structure, resulting in a mixed solution, metallic / concrete.
On the north facing facade there are 3 “solar heating walls” for the bedrooms, mitigating the most critical situation from the point of view of energy demand during the cold winter of the region.
Team – Luiz Gaudenzi
collaborator – Mário Esteves
Landscaping – Luciana Leal and Monica Chaffin
Structure – Technical Office Costa Santos
Construction – CMN Engenharia Ltda
Interior – the owner
Photographs – Celso Brando