Mata Atlântica Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura

Mata Atlântica Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura

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Río de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Lead Architects:Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa/ Claudia Amorim/ Joyce Camillo/ Carlota Sampaio
  • Collaborating Architects:Iris Parada/ Fernando Cunha
  • Engineering:Stewart Engenharia
  • Landscaping:CAP Paisagismo
  • City:Río de Janeiro
  • Country:Brazil
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© Leonardo Lopes
© Leonardo Lopes

Text description provided by the architects. Wedged into the side of the mountain and boldly looking out over the landscape, the house reveals a captivating view of the city’s most beautiful icons: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Ipanema beach, Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, the Dois irmãos Mountain and Pedra da Gávea. 

© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

Attractive, cool and bright, this house is the model of an architectural design that divides both the vertical and horizontal plane, with energized open spaces. Seen from the outside, the house’s prominent location and grand dimensions endow it with a sense of power and magnificence. But inside, the house boasts an extremely gentle, intimate atmosphere. 

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

One of the main reasons for this is the use of artwork in its architecture: a mural by painter and friend Adriano Aquino – the visitor and the landscape are incorporated in the artwork, complemented by a beautiful sculpture by Franz Weissman, strategically placed in the garden. 

© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

The house is divided in a horizontal plane, creating a more ventilated and bright environment, and therefore, healthier. This plane communicates with another vertical plane at right angles, which, protected by glass skylights, separates the social and living quarters of the house from the service area, connected by unimposing walkway.

© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

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Cite: "Mata Atlântica Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura" [Residência Mata Atlântica / Indio da Costa Arquitetura] 09 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/922989/mata-atlantica-residence-indio-da-costa-arquitetura> ISSN 0719-8884

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