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In recent years, a residential typology knew as "condo standard" has become commonplace in Brazilian interior cities. Restrictive internal codes of construction regarding setbacks, pavement numbers, and construction techniques, force the adoption of similar design concepts, which is reflected inhomogeneity that sometimes is poor of lines and styles. In this residence, located in the city of Piracicaba (160 km from São Paulo), the initial scenario was similar: narrow terrain, need for wide backs in all directions, impossibility to enjoy the rooftop as a visitable terrace, obligatory lateral walls, among other rules. Initial dialogues with clients (a newly married couple) pointed to a house following more practical than extravagant architecture. They idealized, above all, a comfortable, well-ventilated and illuminated house, with a good distribution of rooms, favoring the integration of spaces. View more View full description
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