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Ibinamoa House / Patricia Troster Rodrigues Alves

Ibinamoa House / Patricia Troster Rodrigues Alves

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Piracaia, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6168 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Henry Nakayama
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alexandre Brito, Ecoconcreto, Fibravan, Jmar, Lajes Paulista, Marcenaria Sadi, Marmoraria Capuava, Pauliter, Pedras Bandeirantes
  • Architect In Charge:Patricia Troster Rodrigues Alves
  • Engineering:José Eduardo Machado Bueno/ Solfix
  • Builder:Milton Aparecido da Silva
  • City:Piracaia
  • Country:Brazil
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Text description provided by the architects. Ibinamoa, in Tupi Guarani, means ‘the place of the stranger’. The client, indeed, is a native of Scotland, and one with a particular attachment to his collection of books. The project was therefore inspired to design a floor-to-ceiling library to lead from the upper terrace to his office, which affords a breath-taking view of the Mantiqueira mountain range.

© Henry Nakayama
© Henry Nakayama
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Henry Nakayama

As if challenging the concrete structure, we opted for a lightness of form, which gives the impression that the house has just touched down on the ground and is adjusting to its topography. We wanted a house that would both welcome guests inside and maximise the view outside. Its form is longitudinal with a vast expanse of glass, and the surrounding terraces render the interior-exterior boundaries fluid. 

© Henry Nakayama
© Henry Nakayama

The design allows direct access to the garden from the two levels of the house. Inside, the simplicity of the materials is enhanced by the exposed concrete. The free-floating stairway pursues the same ideal of celebrating, at the same time, mass and airiness.

© Henry Nakayama
© Henry Nakayama

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Cite: "Ibinamoa House / Patricia Troster Rodrigues Alves" [Casa Ibinamoa / Patricia Troster Rodrigues Alves] 03 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/934783/ibinamoa-house-patricia-troster-rodrigues-alves> ISSN 0719-8884

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