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Writer's Retreat / Architectare

Writer's Retreat / Architectare

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 18

Houses  · 
Petrópolis, Brazil
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Architectare
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    31.0 sqm
  • architects

  • location

    Petrópolis, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Flavia Quintanilha, Rodrigo Fernandes
  • area

    31.0 sqm
  • photographs

  • Construction

    K2 Engenharia
  • Light Design

    RBF Arquitetura da Iluminação
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© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. Built to be a writer´s retreat in the middle of nature, the building was designed under the symbol of the cave.

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The symbolism of the cave is very broad and diverse. It suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings that can be found in ancient people´s mythologies and suggest the use of this building as much as a shelter as an ideas’s instigator.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The shape of the construction was defined by the small buildable area on the lot.. This configuration enables a cozy and protected interior, allowing, at the same time, a great connection with nature. Through the large window one can clearly admire, in several scales, the passage of time, from the hours, to the seasons of the year.

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Floor Plan

Once the writer is in it, he is cozy and protected. He has everything he needs, as in a womb. He is secure enough to get in touch with all his most inner thoughts, demons and illusions, so when he gets out of it, he feels fresh and full of new ideas.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Built in steel frame and clad with stones found on the lot, the volume houses a bedroom, a bathroom and a small pantry. It´s covered with metal roofing and has aluminum and glass frames. To warm the interior, wood was used both in the ceiling as in the floor.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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Cite: "Writer's Retreat / Architectare " 24 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/612092/writer-s-retreat-architectare/> ISSN 0719-8884
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