Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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Brasília, Brazil
  • Architects: ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  340
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Joana França
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Esqualid, MB Ambientes, Serralheiria Zileno, Virgula Zero
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Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Exterior Photography
© Joana França

Text description provided by the architects. On this 713 sq.m plot, located in a residential condominium, there is a solitary pequi native tree, legally protected and very representative of the Central Brazilian region of the Cerrado. Adjacent to the lot, a green non-buildable area, still flourishing, promises to become a densely wooded forest, a common green space to the residents of the condominium.

Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Interior Photography
© Joana França
Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© Joana França

The project conciliates this context with the family's desire: to build a small single-story house, with a shaded veranda, obtaining the largest space of green area possible.

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Sketch

The strategy adopted was to design the plan in the shape of a ribbon that develops through the plot, adjusting itself to its perimeter, in order to create voids through which the intended spatial relations could be obtained.

Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Joana França
Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Image 28 of 31
Floor plan
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Section AA
Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Joana França

These voids converted into living and leisure patios, promote contact with the gardens and the neighboring green area. In this configuration, the patio that opens to the woods also welcomes the native tree. The ‘pequizeiro’ remains there, as a simple reminder of a pre-existing landscape.

Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Joana França

A strategically placed central porch simultaneously segregates and integrates the social and intimate sectors of the house, since it becomes necessary to cross it passing from one area to the other. Through it, the two patios are also integrated.

Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Exterior Photography
© Joana França

The distribution of the spaces and their relationships promote unusual paths through the house, for it is natural to walk through open space to reach a closed one, such as the one between the living room and the porch, passing through the patio, or from the dining room to the TV room, passing through the porch. In this way, everyday life experiences this relationship of continuity between inside and outside, and through it, contact with nature and the sky.

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Cite: "Couri House / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo" [Casa Couri / ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo] 13 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973409/couri-house-arqbr-arquitetura-e-urbanismo> ISSN 0719-8884

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