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Patio House / AR Arquitetos

Patio House / AR Arquitetos

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  • Architects: AR Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  408 Area:  408
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs photographs:  Leonardo FinottiPhotographs:  Leonardo Finotti , Courtesy of AR Arquitetos
  • Landscape:João Fausto Maule
  • Plot Area:514m2
  • Architect In Charge:Juan Pablo Rosenberg, Marina Acayaba
  • Design Team:Paloma Delgado, Kiti Vieira, João Chiavoni, Marina Portolano
  • Country:Brazil
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© Leonardo Finotti
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Text description provided by the architects. Exercise inspired on Gordon Matta-Clark’s building cuts and James Turrell’s Skyscapes.

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Instead of being completely demolished, an existent construction is maintained and interpreted as a solid to be excavated, designing its negative-spaces to subvert the old spatial syntax. Three resulting suppressions reorganize the program, creating internal patios as ‘decompression areas’ between uses and as graduation between interior and exterior.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The first suppression permits turning the old garage in the lower-level in a double-height living-room, now connected to the forgotten backyard. The second one creates a suspended double-height patio in the intermediate level, inserting a tree between studio/tv room (intermediate level) and children rooms (upper).

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The third cut brings an intimate patio as extension of parents-room in the upper level. Seemingly random, the openings in the façade respond to accurate positioning framed views from the interior.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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Cite: "Patio House / AR Arquitetos" 20 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/506851/patio-house-ar-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884

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