Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura

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Mangabeiras, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  210
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Jomar Bragança
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  A de arte, Alva Design, Bellar, CleanNew, Coral, Cristiane e Silvia Comercio, Deca, Elettromec, Elisa Atheniense, Elétrica Emiliano, Energ Geradores, Felipe Fontes, Galeria Orlando Lemos, Gessomig, Hidrofontes, Hogar, Isolar, L'Idea, Lafaete, Liana Atelier, +11
  • Architects In Charge : Isabella Gallegos
  • Project Team : Roberta Antunes e Larissa Fallone
  • Engineering : Cristiane e Silvia Comercio
  • Landscape Design : Felipe Fontes
  • City : Mangabeiras
  • Country : Brazil
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Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Door
© Jomar Bragança

Text description provided by the architects. Casa Acqua was conceptualized in the same guidelines as Casa Original Romana, as this year the theme of Casa Cor is Casa Original!

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Jomar Bragança

The original Roman house, discovered beneath the petrified lavas of Vesuvius, had an “O”-shaped floor plan and had an inner courtyard with balconies surrounding the rooms, which allowed the visual integration of all spaces and a central fountain symbolizing prosperity!

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Exterior Photography
© Jomar Bragança

We brought this typology to our current times and, mainly, with adaptations for this moment of the pandemic that we are experiencing, to Casa Acqua!

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Chair
© Jomar Bragança
Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Interior Photography
© Jomar Bragança

The project has four modules, individualized by sectors (intimate, social, leisure, and service), with a central garden. This individualized deployment brings privacy when needed. These modules are surrounded by water mirrors, elements of aesthetic interest and that bring surprising situations of mirroring the architecture and surroundings! These, too, symbolize the central fountain of the original Roman house! A pergola covering the circulation between the garden and the modules, allows you to walk between them, in a covered way, making here a reference to the balcony that circled the inner courtyard of the Greco-Roman house!

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Jomar Bragança
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Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair
© Jomar Bragança

The island modules, deployed in the water mirror, will suggest and allow outdoor activities, also bringing thermal comfort and tranquility. 

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Interior Photography
© Jomar Bragança

Both civil architecture and interior architecture will explore natural materials that bring warmth, simplicity, and functionality. This, of course, without losing its elegance!

Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura - Exterior Photography, Door
© Jomar Bragança

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Cite: "Acqua House / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura" [Casa Acqua / Cristina Menezes Arquitetura] 12 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969744/acqua-house-cristina-menezes-arquitetura> ISSN 0719-8884

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