Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects

Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Lead Architects: Paulo Merlini / André Santos Silva
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Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Exterior Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. The project results from the remodeling of an old farmhouse located in a yet very rural city. By disassembling the poor materials of the old facade we discovered that the house was actually made up of three small houses built according to the needs of the former owner.

Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
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Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
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This was the key premise for the creation of our project, maintaining the structure of the original volumes and assume their original shape uncovered, unifying them through a slab perforated by a central patio that fills with light the entire social area, located on the ground floor. A garden roof finish on this central slab offers a new intimate garden to all rooms and private areas of the house.

Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography, Stairs, Concrete
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Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography
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In terms of materiality, our intention was to create a strong contrast between the two floors. On the ground floor a rougher materiality, denouncing the tectonic of the construction, transmitting the sensation of living inside a granite excavated mass, with a very strong relation with the exterior space.

Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography, Living Room
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Ground Floor Plan
Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography, Living Room
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Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop
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And in the upper floor, the geometry of the three original houses is denounced throw their materialization as pure white volumes, flooded with light. On this floor, the high right feet, the wooden shutters, the white and the wooden floors recreate the feeling of a typical Portuguese country house.

Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography
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Floor Plan
Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Door
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Cite: "Rio House / PAULO MERLINI architects" [Casa Rio / Paulo Merlini arquitetos] 28 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953511/rio-house-paulo-merlini-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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