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House in Butantã / 23 SUL Arquitetura

  • 13:00 - 20 June, 2016
House in Butantã / 23 SUL Arquitetura
House in Butantã  / 23 SUL Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
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    23 SUL Arquitetura
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    23 SUL Arquitetura , Oficina2mais
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© Pedro Kok
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Text description provided by the architects. The commision to design a house in a typical São Paulo neighbourhood context, out of gated communities, demanded that we test the limits of our design philosophy – permeability, openness to surrounding urban space. The result of the reading of these conditions a wide and light space that also shelters the need of enclosure that daily life demands.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Built for a young couple, the house is placed above street level,  organized under a single roof that defines the wide space where the collective activities take place, crossed by the private use masonry block – on top of which is the mezanin, connected by a concrete staircase. The construction is gently closed by a large metal and glass wall, that allows space to be extended to the limits of the plot and also bring natural light, air and the surrounding urbanscape to the inside. 

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
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The mezanin is explicits the “open-to-close” operation that guided the design process: it is simultaneously integrated and detached, creating a spatial modulation that allows socialization or privacy without walls or partitions.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Regarding materials, the Butantã House results from a intervention in a existing construction, whose fragile structure had to be demolished, leaving only the concrete slab that covers the garage. The new construction is built with masonry, concrete, steel and glass.

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© Pedro Kok
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Cite: "House in Butantã / 23 SUL Arquitetura" 20 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789731/house-in-butanta-23-sul/> ISSN 0719-8884
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