Studio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
© Eduardo Eckenfels

Text description provided by the architects. In a complex topography and geological situation, this building is situated in a slope with a two floor underground open plan. An office that allows the use of piles at a street level. In the upper volume, five duplex allows a flexible use of the place.

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The superposition of two different types of structures - concrete structure with flat slabs in the first three levels and structural brick masonry in the two superior levels - defines the main formal aspects of the building over mass and emptiness, openings and surfaces.

The structure is mainly defined by a series of four piles in V-form, a design strategy to reduce the size of its foundations. 

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The intentional absence of walls and fences reinforces the openness of the piles, as an attempt to redefine the relationship of the building with the open space.


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Address:Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil

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About this office
Cite: "Studio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados" [Estudio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados] 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Eduardo Eckenfels

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