Chalet M / Silvia Acar Arquitetura

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São Lourenço da Serra, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  193 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:André Scarpa
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Indusparquet, Alcoa, Deca, REKA, Stalla Móveis
© André Scarpa

Text description provided by the architects. The proposal of the cabin, chalet m, in São Lourenço da Serra, was to make the smallest area possible for the requested program, so that the contact with nature is the main actor on the experience. As minimalism was the main intention of the clients, in addition to the difficulty of access to the land, It was proposed a solution of 18m ² with use of dry materials and on-site assembly, since there is no access for larger trucks. 

© André Scarpa
Floor Plan
© André Scarpa

The implantation followed the criterion of existing glades in the forest, in combination of the search for the best views to the mountain across of the valley. The idea of minimal interference extends to the limit, so there is no construction for the parking area and accesses, these are made by trails on the ground.

© André Scarpa
© André Scarpa

The cabin was built in massive hardwood structure of thin sections, and then coated by outside plain OSB type plywood, Tyvek air and water barrier and covered with metalic corrugated tiles outside. Inside, thermoacoustic insulation and ‘paricá’ plywood, coated with water-based resin. The furniture is all built in the same plywood and the box area lays over a prefabricated fiberglass box base.

© André Scarpa

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Cite: "Chalet M / Silvia Acar Arquitetura" [Chalé M / Silvia Acar Arquitetura] 11 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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