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House in Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos

House in Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos

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Cunha, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1507 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Federico Cairoli
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Rothoblaas, Mato Dentro, Soludimper
  • Lead Architects: Luís Tavares, Marinho Velloso
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© Federico Cairoli
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in the hinterland of Cunha, in the interior of São Paulo, in a mountainous region traditionally known for its ceramic craft culture.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

The party of the house comes from its implantation at the top of the hill of the landscape, seeking the best views of the entire oblique terrain and the Serra, in the background.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

To protect the house from the cold winds, a cut of 1 meter of earth was made in order to half-buried it, up to the height of the benches of the service areas. From this cut emerged every constructive resource for the execution of the walls of the house: the earth.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
Plan
Plan
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© Federico Cairoli

The main walls of the house are made of rammed-earth, old technology revisited in a contemporary way: an authentic formwork system was proposed that avoided perforations with metal bars and developed a more efficient building site, so that its modulated components could be disassembled and reassembled with facility.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

This constructive technique provided us with interdisciplinary encounters: physics, chemistry, geology and geography broadened our understanding of the landscape where we proposed the house.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

All the characteristics of hardness, thermal inertia, color, brightness, tactile quality are factors due to the physical and chemical characteristics of that specific soil.

© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
Section B
Section B
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© Federico Cairoli

The rest of the walls are made of straw colored bricks, burned earth, by a local pottery that removes clay rich in aluminum from the floodplain regions of a stream.

The house has rooms facing north and a room to the northwest looking to warm their living environments the rigorous winter. There is a fireplace and a wood stove in the living room, also made of mud and, connected to the balcony, on the floor, a large circular space for a bonfire made of bricks.

The roof structure is a wooden grate, composing together with the floor two large horizontal planes in wood that are distinguished from the vertical planes on earth.

It was sought that the original fact of this construction in an isolated, wild place was a maximum signal of the arrival human presence in the landscape: straight lines marking the soft topography.

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Cite: "House in Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos" [Casa em Cunha / Arquipélago Arquitetos] 16 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/937646/house-in-cunha-arquipelago-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884
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