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ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic

  • 13:00 - 2 November, 2015
ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic
ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Paraty, Paraty - RJ, Brazil
  • Creative Director

    arch. Marko Brajovic
  • Project Director

    arch. Bruno Bezerra
  • Assistent Architect

    arch. Lucas de Sordi
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Photographs

  • Shell structure constructor

    Expobrax
  • Dimensions

    12m (L) x 10,5m (W) x 5,8m (H)
  • Format

    Guest house and learning
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© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

From the architect. ARCA was named by the locals as it came as a ship in the middle of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. If fact, on a more anecdotic level, it’s an earthship project, that comes from a wish to mimic a specific Brazilian indigenous house typology (Asurini, Médio Xingu) and be a stand alone object with minimal impact to the surrounding.

© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

For that purpose we decided to use a shell self-supporting structure that solutions a roofing, side walls and finishings. The Galvalume (carbon steel + aluminium + zinc) modules were assembled on-site in only one week and as well can be easily dismantled and rebuilt on a new location. The internal timber wall are only 3 cm ticks as they are internally reinforced by steel-bar that compress the whole structure.

ARCA / Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

A house can host till two couples with kids, has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and a generous open space serving as living room or workshops area for creative and professional trainings. In that second mode, the beds folds in sofas and the sleeping room transforms in production rooms.

© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

The main idea is that a house can be used for a weekend by creative and professionals (with kids) that want to work on their creation inspired by nature in a very confort environment.

© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro

ARCA is located on a waterfall Perequé, on a border with a national park Parque da Bocaina and ten kilometers from a charming colonial city Paraty well known for its cultural heritage and natural treasures.

© Victor Affaro
© Victor Affaro
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2 Comments

Shade · November 05, 2015

Reminds me of Quonset and Nissen huts used in WW2.

Hunter · November 04, 2015

I love how light plays off the shell's interior, and it seems like a fun space to inhabit. The wood adds a lot to the composition: a warm palette, a natural feeling, and I'm sure it groans with the weather. The choice of steel and aluminum bothers me though: durable and light, yes, but what of the embodied energy? Would that eclipse the building's light physical footprint?

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