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  7. Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura

Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura

  • 12:00 - 17 April, 2015
Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura
Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Fabiana Porto, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Antonia Bernardes, Thiago Moretti
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, this house was designed for a young couple with two children. It’s a compact housing volume located in a site surrounded by buildings in a narrow street. The transition between the urban environment to the interior space of a residence is articulated by the frontal façade through a succession of layers that make up a landscape in movement.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

An extensive program of 450 sqm was distributed in a 12x12m lot along three floors and a rooftop. The steel structure and the waffle slab have allowed a free floor plan and an unobstructed façade without any intermediate structural elements. The main stairs and elevator were located along the side structural wall creating generous internal spaces for the children bedrooms in the ground level, the living room in the first floor and the master bedroom in the second.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

On the ground level, wood vertical louvers protect the main entrance and the two bedrooms on this floor. On the second and third floors, the spaces shaped by mandatory setbacks are lined with dense vegetation all along the street facade, bringing privacy for the main living room and the master bedroom.

External to the façade garden, horizontal metal blinds provide further privacy and light control. When open, this garden becomes part of the street landscape and creates an interesting dialogue between the interior and exterior of the house.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
Cite: "Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/619703/casa-12x12-bernardes-arquitetura/> ISSN 0719-8884
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