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  7. Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos

Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos

  • 13:00 - 13 August, 2016
Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos
Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos, © Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

© Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

Text description provided by the architects. In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s. The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of  pergolas, balconies and wide windows.

© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms. The original laundry area gave place to a living area with an open garden and grill area, both with view to the refurbished swiming pool.

© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn
Plan
Plan
© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

The fence and low walls were removed so all rooms could be integrated, giving place to a exuberante landscape.

© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn
Plan
Plan
© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

The lower plan was expanded, conecting the living room and balcony area through the pergola area. Made of corten steel , the pergola has it´s structure apparent and also sustains the upper floor new balcony. One of the greatests urprises during construction was the chance to leave the existing roof structure apparent, requiring only some repair and maintenance in some points and a new painting finish.

© Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn
Cite: "Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos" 13 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790803/butanta-house-lab-arquitetos/> ISSN 0719-8884