Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Table, Windows, Stairs, Chair, Beam, HandrailJoinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Garden, CourtyardJoinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Garden, BeamJoinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Forest, GardenJoinville House / UNA Arquitetos - More Images+ 20

Joinville, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
  • Design Team: Ana Paulo De Castro, José Carlos, Miguel Muralha, Jimmy Liendo, Sílio Almeida, Carolina Klocker, Marta Onofre
  • Timber Structure: Ita Construtora
  • Concrete Structure: Mendes De Oliveira
  • Installations: Mendes De Oliveira
  • Spt: Mendes De Oliveira
  • Approval: Airton Bassôa Frota
  • Site Area: 3.238,00 m²
  • City: Joinville
  • Country: Brazil
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Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Table, Chair, Beam
© Bebete Viégas

Text description provided by the architects. This house’s site has a privileged location: apreserved hill full of woods, in the middle of Joinville´s downtown. The access, through a soil road, reaches the maximum height allowed for constructions, from where the mountain background appears between the vegetation.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Forest, Garden
© Bebete Viégas

The declivity and the trees position suggested the implantation; resulting in a narrow building that follows the contour. This linear solution allows continuity between open and closed spaces at the ground floor level, in a direct relation with the site.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Table, Wood, Beam
© Bebete Viégas

This lower floor, which includes the living areas, the pool and the service areas, is built with exposed concrete. It works as its own foundation and contains the land, protecting the house from excessive moisture.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Image 24 of 25

A single longitudinal block shelters both internal and external staircases, and also a niche for fireplace, ­ovens, bathrooms and pantry. It is totally overlaid with burned cement with red pigment, a popular solution in this region.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Image 11 of 25
© Bebete Viégas

The upper floor rests in the concrete base. Its construction was thought as timber assembly: prefabricated structure, floors, inters fence panels and rooftop. These work strategies ensure a quickly covered building site, avoiding restraints caused by constant rain. At both edges are located common spaces, a studio and a small living room. The bedrooms are concentrated in the middle of this floor. As an exception, a double height empty space connects both levels.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Beam
© Bebete Viégas

The volume cladding is a glass wall. This material is at the same time transparent and reflexive and stays, at the trees canopy level, naturally shaded and diluted in the forest.

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos - Image 21 of 25
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Cite: "Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos" 04 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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