HLM HOUSE / Boa Arquitetura

HLM HOUSE / Boa Arquitetura

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi + 25

  • Architects: Boa Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 196.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: REHAU
  • Structure

    L2 Projetos Estruturais
  • Building Contractor

    ICM Obras
  • Engineer responsible for the project

    Ivo Malmann
  • Green cover

  • Frames

  • Floor and ceiling

    Barbieri Frames
  • Sanitary equipment

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© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

Text description provided by the architects. The HLM House emerges from a client's request to build a retreat on a natural area in the outskirts of the city of Santa Maria, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The idea was to provide a place where one coul find himself in deep contact with the landscape, near enough from the city so working was still possible. From the begining, the challenge found was how to build something that could rise in the landscape as if it had always belonged to the place.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

The image of a curved wall, sliding through the original topography, came as the reference point, creating a surrounding thick layer of white concrete, as elemental as possible. From there, internal spaces take shape, in two main rooms divided by a central core of technical instalations and service areas. The first room is the dormitory, where the open space receives a tube and is just interrupted by a minor curved wall that shapes the bathroom aside. The second room is the living one, where one can seat around the fire, meet friends around the table, cook a nice tradicional "parrilla" or just seat around and enjoy the beauty of the view from the valley below. Wide open windows allow the landscape to be a constant presence in everyday life, and all window can be opened to connect interior and exterior.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

The dormitory and the living room are linked through a linear porch, projected towards the hill. The structure of the house, as weel as walls, is all made in white concrete poured on the site. The choice was made respecting the site, who demanded a very strong and radical materiality. The interior received natural wood floor and ceiling. A helicoidal stair leads to the green roof. this one has a constant layer of 18cm of water below it. This provides the house a very eficient and sustainable climate system, avoiding the excessive insulation on summer and keeping the heat on winter. Up there one can reach a quiet place to find yourself alone and just enjoy the beautiful view at east, made magical by everyday sunrise.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

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Cite: "HLM HOUSE / Boa Arquitetura" 15 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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