House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura

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Architects: Cadas Arquitetura
Location: , Brazil
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Project Area: 1200 sqm
Lighting Design: Maneco Quinderé
Construction: PH de Aquino

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Located in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, the residence of 1200m2 surrounded by mountains, rivers and vegetation, serves as home for a young couple from Rio.

The architectural and structural party blend modern lines with a cozy interior, typical of architecture of this region.
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The idea that the garden was part of the house results in a open space plan and glass facade continuing the existing balconies all around the house, bringing the exterior inside.
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With the large scale of the balconies, it is possible to have thermal comfort inside the house, eliminating the use of air conditioning, even in a summer days in Rio de Janeiro.
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With magnificent view over the garden, the front porch becomes the most important point of the house, allowing a visual integration with the other spaces: garden, swimming pool, living room, library, dining.
First Floor Plan
Cite: "House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura" 26 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>