Braga House / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  736
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
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    Photographs:Leonardo Finotti
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Alumafel, Directa Piedras, Ferreira Ulhôa, Gebauer
  • Development And Interior Design: Renata Machado e Andre Magalhães Arquitetura
  • Construction: GWA Construções e Empreendimentos
  • Management/Coordination: GWA Construções e Empreendimentos
  • Team Of Architects: Gustavo Penna, Laura Penna, Norberto Bambozzi, Alice Leite Flores, André Magalhães, Catarina Hermanny, Eduardo Magalhães, Fernanda Tolentino, Gabriel de Souza, Henrique neves, Ivan Rimsa, Júlia Salgado, Letícia Carneiro, Naiara Costa, Oded Stahl, Patrícia Gonçalves, Raquel de Resende
  • Trainees: Gabriel Moura, Raquel Moura, Joseph Datchoua, Luiza Boechat
  • Management And Planning: Rísia Botrel, Isabela Tolentino, Taimara Araújo
  • Marketing: Diana Penna
  • Structural Design: Pilar Projetos e Consultoria Ltda
  • Air Conditioning/Air Conditioning Project: Grupo Orlando
  • Foundation Project: Pilar Projetos e Consultoria Ltda
  • Lighting Project: Iluminar
  • Electrical Installations Project: Leonardo Teles Projetos de Engenharia
  • Hydraulic Facilities Design: Leonardo Teles Projetos de Engenharia
  • Acoustic Project/Consulting: GWA Construções e Empreendimentos
  • Land Area: 1.000m²
  • Start Date Of The Work: Janeiro 2013
  • Country: Brazil
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Text description provided by the architects. The rectangle 1,000m² site demanded a solution in an elongated form, uniting the front and the back with green-tinged spaces. With a view to the mountainous landscape of Minas Gerais, the tectonic characteristics of this residence give it its unique value. Leading to the front door and beyond is a sculptural concrete wall.

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This boundary, separating moments and functions, is a huge, tall, continuous partition that has many levels and surprises and longitudinally crosses the whole volume. Its infiltration to the folded roof resolves in a gap, washing the wall with sunlight. The second floor, following these dynamics, reminding us of the roof arrangements of the old houses of Minas Gerais.

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The entire second level is suspended from the roof structure, releasing the first floor from obstacles. Due to the flexibility of the project, the internal organization can ever be changed. It is a happy house, filled with green and light. There is a sense of cohesion; everything in the house, people and activities, coexist and interact. The ambiance, in its whole and in its parts, reminds us that the spirit needs more room than the body.

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Cite: "Braga House / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados" [Casa Braga / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados] 17 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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