Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura

Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura

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Río de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architects: Indio da Costa Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  9472 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2001
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Mario Grisolli
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Lafarge Holcim, Cerâmica Gail, Deca, Difibra, Inafer, Light Design, Luxaflex, Metalfenas, Metalfonte, Toldos Dias, Villarta
  • Lead Architects : Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa/ Claudia da Costa Amorim
  • Collaborating Architects : Carlota Sampaio/ Ligia Cury/ Christian Smith
  • Engineering : Pedroza Joppert
  • Landscape Design : CAP Paisagismo
  • City : Río de Janeiro
  • Country : Brazil
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Text description provided by the architects. The house, enveloped by lush vegetation next to Corcovado Mountain, is focused on a panoramic view of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Vigorous, but at the same time discrete, it is integrated with the surrounding nature with gentle complicity. It was designed using quite ecologically correct standards: being naturally ventilated and illuminated, the consumption of electric energy was reduced.

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Planta - Primeiro Pavimento
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The first floor, raised above the ground, permitted cross ventilation, part of a re-reading of the concept of the basement, so common in our colonial architecture. The void space is used for exposed passage of technical installations, facilitating maintenance and future adaptations. A pond, aesthetically placed above the ground floor, also helps minimize temperature variations.

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In the upper floor, the bedrooms, oriented towards the rising sun, are placed in a way that takes better advantage of the natural elements.

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Cite: "Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura" [Residência Encosta do Corcovado / Indio da Costa Arquitetura] 19 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923062/encosta-do-corcovado-residence-indio-da-costa-arquitetura> ISSN 0719-8884

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