the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Brazil
  5. Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
  6. 2017
  7. Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

  • 09:00 - 10 July, 2018
Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

© Front Filmes © Front Filmes © Front Filmes © Front Filmes + 26

  • Landscape Design

    Cenário – Arquitetura da Paisagem
  • Structure

    Situare Engenharia
  • Execution and Construction Management

    Multiambiental Engenharia
  • Lighting Design

    Lumini
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

Text description provided by the architects. The Mi Casa project was a dichotomy between the enthusiasm and the objectivity of the creative process. Designing for an architect, by architects, was and always will be a challenge, as we sought to create a practical, functional and timeless home. As in all Studio + projects, we sought an architecture that reflected personal taste but also followed the desire to simplify our lives. 

© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

This trend became key in the conceptual development of the party. Clear volumes and pure geometries gave the design party rationality and harmony.  The house was distributed in three blocks: function, connect and dwell. Furthermore, the consistent application of concrete and wood created harmony, as this uniform materiality creates a sense of integration. 

Volumetry Diagram
Volumetry Diagram

The volumes overlap by intersecting the blocks, slab to slab. Only the central mass, which houses the social spaces whose purpose is to connect, is transparent and integrated with the gardens. The initial sketches always showcased a desire to juxtapose the heaviness of the concrete aesthetic with a light, floating floor slab.  

© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

The 87 pivoting doors made of wooden chamfered slats create the external façades of the project, where nature to become an integral part of the quotidian of the house, allowing all of the spaces to be completely integrated and open to the gardens. This change in opacity of the façade creates a dynamic relationship with the exterior. We worked alongside the landscaping team at Cenário, from São Paulo, to preserve all the existing native cerrado vegetation. The Caryocar near the pool was essential to the design, and this helped determine that the architecture created contemplated its urban context, Brasília.  

© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

The interior design is punctuated by personal choices (antiques, pieces chosen during trips, family art), gained elegance with the complement of Italian furniture, such as the Flexform sofas. The search for every piece, every painting and adornment gives the project a unique and important singularity.  

© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

A seemingly simple house, but one that carries a story full of challenges and efforts, ever since its conception. The carefully chosen lighting design, the effort in the execution of the walls, the mixture of board-formed concrete, and the stroke of a client-architect, to the last painting chosen for the dining room. Mi Casa is a house that allows for its continuous adaptation to the tastes and preferences of its inhabitants.  

© Front Filmes
© Front Filmes

View the complete gallery

About this office
Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
Office
Cite: "Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo" [Mi Casa / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo] 10 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/897830/mi-casa-studio-plus-valeria-gontijo/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.