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The moment of designing your own home is always a moment of many questions. A situation where many conditions are at stake. One can design without the presence or interference of the client. There is the opportunity to make what is believed, to materialize discourse and even, to be the guinea pig of one's own ideas. In the design of this house, I chose to design spaces between the forms that would be organically balanced with the process. The initial form came from four hands, unpretentiously drawing a sketch, along with my wife. As was desired by our lifestyle, more reserved, we would like to have a home where the rooms would turn not to the outside, but to an internal courtyard, where we would have the privacy and intimacy we wanted. Thus, a corner lot with west and north facades was chosen, thus leaving the east and south faces, with better ventilation, inside the lot, where they would be facing all rooms of the house. Thus the facades facing the street are more opaque, the opposite of open and transparent surfaces that are facing the inner courtyard. View more View full description
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