House in Caiobá / Aleph Zero

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Matinhos, Brazil
  • Architects: Aleph Zero
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  512
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Bronx serralheria, Sky Garden
  • Structure: Eng. Ricardo Dias
  • Installations: Eng. Eduardo Ribeiro
  • Lighting: Eled Light
  • Construction: André Ambrósio
  • Architects In Charge: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes
  • Team: Ana Julia Filipe, Marina Oba, Yuri Vasconcelos, Thaylini Luz, Daniela Moro, Gabriel Tomich, Nicolie Duarte
  • City: Matinhos
  • Country: Brazil
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Text description provided by the architects. A few blocks away from the sea, a dead-end street surrounded by dense coastal vegetation, goes in through the lot`s ground up to the limit of its furthermost wall. A sequence of spaces, at times covered at times uncovered, marks the rhythm of this route and dissolves the distinction between inside and outside.

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Ground Floor Plan
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The continuous gaze is interrupted only by prisms covered in corten steel – a living mineral, almost vegetal in its metamorphosis by oxidation - which has functions of support to the house’s social spaces. Four meters above, containing private functions, another prism floats, white as the walls of the colonial house, but effusively perforated, excavated, so as to let in all the way to the soil and to its own interior, the sunlight, the views of the mountains and the surrounding vegetation.

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Section B
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Through its gaps, arises the possibility of the unexpected encounter, between the natural and the rational, between the private and the social or even the simplest visual interaction between two individuals. A major quantity of the house furniture was made with wood reused from the concrete formwork.

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Cite: "House in Caiobá / Aleph Zero" [Casa em Caiobá / Aleph Zero] 29 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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