Architects: Frederico Zanelato, Fernanda Kano and Regina Sesoko Location: Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil Structure: Wladimir Polimeno Site Area: 1000 m2 Constructed Area: 70 m2 Project Year: 2009 Photography: Bebete Viégas
In the middle of Serra do Itapeti in the city of Mogi das Cruzes, it was chosen the site for construction of the architecture studio. The irregular land with many trees oriented the occupation so that the natural soil profile wasn’t changed and didn’t required removal of the original trees.
Trying to use simple materials, low cost, which didn’t requires labor expertise but yet resulting in a consistent work prepared from the application of these material. The block of 8x8m landing on the ground, supported by four pilots. It was applied on the plaster lath the external area was painted in black and the internal in white. The water box, which houses the toilet and d the crown, is the vertical element attached to the main part, coated externally by thick an chapisco painted in white, and inside by later plaster in black paint.
The wooden footbridge is the access, the south facade is composed by four panels made of demolition boards of various widths and the fireplace volume concrete slat, besides the volume of the water box. The east side, facing the forest is composed by glass frames which opens the studio to the landscape. The elements of concrete cast up the other two walls.
For the floor it was chosen burned cement, with strips of Ipe forming a drawing and working as an expansion detail. The roof is made of thermo-acoustic metal tiles painted in white, lighting the internal space even more.
From the beginning the natural environment of the area was the decisive paint to implement the studio with less interference as possible, applying solutions and simple finishing but with sophisticated aesthetics, demonstrating in concrete terms the concept used in all the works produced by the studio.