285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Cityscape, Facade285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows, Facade, Handrail, Balcony285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Facade, Steel, Windows285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows, Facade, Handrail+ 40

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Architects: Vazio S/A
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  480
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2008
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Gyotoku, Madepal, Marmoraria Triângulo, Portobello, Serralheria Paramirim, Tecnocril
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285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. All the rooms (living rooms and bedrooms) face the morning sun and are protected by metal grilles that work as sun shades and elements to provide privacy vis-à-vis the close neighbors. Kitchen and toilets face the (hot) west side, yet a building block 6m away protect them from the west considerably.

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285 Montevideo is a cobblestone as a consequence of the envelope determined by the strict local Building Regulations. An apartment has a larger plan (5th floor), with the cantilever toward the only side of the volume not bounded by the Building Regulations (the backyard). In section, the project explores the maximum height allowed by the Regulations and generates differentiated ceiling heights, with three-step stairs inside the rooms resembling the internal spaces of a house; and a 3m cantilever accentuating the 5th floor’s differences (larger windows, larger ceiling height, larger bedroom, balcony, etc).

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Facade, Courtyard
© Leonardo Finotti

The façade has planting boxes with white drainage pipes; the grilles sunshades also working as support for the fountainbushes’ (Russelia equisetiformis) growth.

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows, Facade, Glass
© Vazio S/A

The plan is very conventional and designed for a traditional family, an important fact in a city rather closed to new ideas, such as Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows
© Leonardo Finotti
285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A - Windows, Facade, Handrail
© Eduardo Eckenfels

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Address:Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Cite: "285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A" 05 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/165565/285-montevideo-vazio-sa> ISSN 0719-8884

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285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

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