Zoom image | View original size
W3 South House is located in W3 Sul on a terrain resulting from the demolition of a previously existing construction. The house resulted from the accumulation of images and references of it authors Carlos Café and Horia Georgescu, who proposed a volume formed by a succession of planes with sealings that offers a delightful play of volumetric balance where opaque and open surfaces alternate.  Café designed the residence for his own use, a challenge he faced in an attempt to surpass the visual sense of the project in order to approach it as a continuous recombination of spaces formed by multiple relations and ambivalences. The mismatched slab levels allow unexpected appropriations that are amplified by the free visual communication among levels.  Ambients are developed around three internal empty spaces, each related to one of the levels. On the ground floor, the surface is duplicated to delineate the living room and the kitchen. The metallic stairway reaches the middle floor that connects the studio underground and bedrooms in the upper floor. The terrace is formed by a garden that, along with the empty volumes of the patios, forms a permeable projection of the whole house.  View more View full description
Share Share