Studio: Arquitetura Nacional
Project: Casa Cláudios
Location: Mérida, Yucatán, México
Category: Private Housing
Credit: Pedro Kok
The clients, a couple with a small child seeking tranquility for their day to day life, decided to build a house in a closed condominium, in a city near Porto Alegre. In spite of the choice of this refuge, they like to give parties and receive friends at home.The land chosen by them is located in a gated community, bordering an ecological reserve and a river. The view, through the river, is the skyline of the city of Porto Alegre, but is blocked by the mass of vegetation of the reserve. However, from 2.5m height the view is completely clear. Since the area ofgreatest permanence of the house is the social one, the solution adopted was to reverse the uses -social area above and intimate area below.The main highlight is the structure: on the second floor, two blue metal trusses create a 7m cantlever in front of the house -the garage cover. The entire assembly of this structure took, in total, 5 days. The ground floor features concrete structure, with wooden panels covering, creating privacy for the bedrooms and a visual unity for the base of the house. The coating of the second floor is made of Profilit glass on the east facade and on the west there is drywall with hydraulic floor tiles in a minimalist pattern.