Cube house / AR Arquitetos

Cube house / AR Arquitetos

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: AR Arquitetos: Marina Acayaba, Juan Pablo Rosenberg
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  92
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Maíra Acayaba

Text description provided by the architects. INPUT 01
House in a village in the neighborhood of Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil.

Cube house / AR Arquitetos - Windows, Facade
© Maíra Acayaba

Residence for a couple without children;
Kitchen as the heart of the house = living and kitchen integrated;
Host friends often and wish to have a baby soon = 03 bedrooms
The couple studies and work at home = office with large library
They grow many kinds of plants = outdoor areas
Very close neighbors

Cube house / AR Arquitetos - Chair
© Maíra Acayaba

A large house in a small plot

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© Maíra Acayaba

He wants maximum privacy, she wants an open house with garden (clear and airy)

Cube house / AR Arquitetos - Shelving
© Maíra Acayaba

The house was closed to the street and opened into the lot, creating a microclimate.

Cube house / AR Arquitetos - Table, Chair
© Maíra Acayaba

Maintain the threshold of the demolished old house (+0.90 m), creating a basement, which houses the library and office with a complete bathroom, convertible to guest-room. From there, the street is seen from an unusual point of view with the sky over the desk.

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© Maíra Acayaba

A cube of about 6 X 6 X 6m placed in the center of the lot, twinned on both sides, opens onto two yards, front and back, allowing maximum use of land with preservation of outdoor areas as extensions of the house.

Cube house / AR Arquitetos - Chair, Facade
© Maíra Acayaba

Another cube of 3 X 3 X 3m, uncovered, posed in the front setback, as an extrusion of the main one, completes the house volume, defining the garage void. It comprehends the front courtyard opened to the living-room and also accomodates the laundry.

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© Maíra Acayaba

Once the house is opened onto both front and back yards, internal and external areas are merged, without loss of privacy. It means maximum use of the plot, providing abundant natural lighting and ventilation.

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© Maíra Acayaba

Ideal distribution for intimate, social and work spaces, allowing concurrent activities without interference.

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© Maíra Acayaba

A large space in a small house.

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© Maíra Acayaba

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Address:Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "Cube house / AR Arquitetos" 07 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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