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Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura

  • 01:00 - 26 July, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura
Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Authors

    André Di Gregorio e Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Project Area

    127.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

    Pedro Kok
  • Collaborators

    Henrique Menezes (arquiteto) e Beatriz Rocha (estudante
  • Construction

    DCASTRO construções
  • Structures

    TBA Engenharia
  • Landscape

    Dhavi Chao
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© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Text from Henrique Menezes 

Located in a residential neighborhood in Sorocaba, this residence marks a local horizon due to its volumes.

Facades Detalhe A Croquis Upper Level Floor Plan + 41

Composed of two overlapping volumes, the house derives from the intention to free up the largest possible area for living spaces and give fluidity to its occupation. To dynamize the project, the upper floor was removed from the lower volume causing half the house to seem to float on the site.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

With the intention of ensuring influx of natural lighting and ventilation, the project has large openings on the facades and roof, that also contribute to the composition of its main facades. Downstairs, the living room can be completely opened to the garden by sliding glass panels, creating an extension of the home to the outside and making the environments mix. To ensure the privacy of the bedrooms, on the top floor openings are protected by wooden shutters painted white, beyond the glass on the inner wall.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The architects prioritize spatial richness. As for the materials, interior and exterior walls are white, with a difference in the textures of the environments. Interior floors are finished with granilite and mediate between the interior and the exterior, bringing the garden into the house and vice versa. The horizontal and vertical circulations receive natural light through vertical openings, turning these spaces into a small gallery exhibiting art objects and everyday life. These aspects give the house a plastic result of contemporary identity.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Built on a site 7 by 22 meters, the structural mesh was designed in order to release the maximum possible ground, the play of volumes resulted in a reinforced concrete girder that runs through the side of the house, measuring 14 meters.

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Cite: "Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura" [Casa Sorocaba / Estudio BRA arquitetura] 26 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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