House G16 / Mira Arquitetos

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Piracicaba, Brazil

Text description provided by the architects. The site is situated outside the consolidated area of the city integrated into a new front of expansion of urban stain to the Northeast. The natural shape of the land was changed by the earthworks of the settlement. What was a hillside that progressed toward the river-bed opens up to the fields for each of the opposite bank has become a plateau. It was the pretext to organize the construction of the house into a single quota by moving the lowest volume of land.

House G16 / Mira Arquitetos - Windows, Facade

In the immediate surroundings are the historic buildings of the neighborhood Monte Alegre. It is an architectural leftover set of the end of the century XIX/beginning of century XX composed by: an ancient factory of cane; the Saint Peter`s church (that shelters a work of Alfredo Volpi); the “Monte Alegre” School and the “Vila Heloisa”.

House G16 / Mira Arquitetos - Windows, Facade

The lot has 16.50 m front by 31.00 m Fund. The house is presented in two overlapping volumes: the first, a linear pavilion houses the kitchen, service dependencies, a sequence of rooms and office; the second, parallel to the street concentrates the intimate areas. The arrangement of volumes draws the limits of a garden. Dormitories and living environments are organized around a central empty space and permeates the house and meets transition function between the residence and its neighbors. The choice of a metal structure emerged as a strategy to ensure accuracy and speed in execution. The total building area of residence is approx. 325 square meters.

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Cite: "House G16 / Mira Arquitetos" 09 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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