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  7. Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

  • 01:00 - 6 May, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

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  • Structures

    Jasel Neme
  • Electrical and Plumbing

    Minuano Engenharia
  • Construction

    Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
  • Landscape

    Gabriella Ornaghi Arquitetura da Paisagem
  • Suppliers

    Sergio dos Santos Arcene (Construção), Metaltec Esquadrias Especiais (Esquadrias), Kofar Industria e Comércio (Telha Metálica), Risatec Distribuidora de Aço (Aço), Depósito Apoio (Material de Obra).
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Text description provided by the architects. Supported on the 4 bedrooms that occupy the vertices of the site, the house becomes an independent volume implanted on the result of the subtraction of the ground floor and the sloping profile of the natural terrain.


The distribution of the internal program subverts the rule of separation into levels, and gathers similar areas on horizontal and vertical planes. This makes it possible to understand the program structure of the house through cross-sections that contain, in order from front to back: living room, kitchen under the desk, horizontal and vertical circulation, bathrooms and bedrooms in the back.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

This way, the site shelters below the projection of the parking area, the access ramp, the recreational area, and services next to the garden in the back. Internally, the prismatic volumes that support the bedrooms contain storage and gas.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The monochromatic house composed of straight lines dialogues antagonistically with its context. 

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The project foresees the construction of two more houses in the neighboring lots. This way, the rooms should be continued and the other volumes must adjust to the project.

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Cite: "Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados" [Casa Um / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados] 06 May 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884