the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Brazil
  5. AR Arquitetos
  6. 2012
  7. Patio House / AR Arquitetos

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Patio House / AR Arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Patio House / AR Arquitetos
Patio House / AR Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Pablo Rosenberg, Marina Acayaba
  • Design Team

    Paloma Delgado, Kiti Vieira, João Chiavoni, Marina Portolano
  • Area

    408.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. Exercise inspired on Gordon Matta-Clark’s building cuts and James Turrell’s Skyscapes.

Section
Section

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).

Diagram
Diagram

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

View the complete gallery

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

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.