Thu, January 31, 2013

Tempo House // Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

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This Project is a complete refurbishment of a colonial style house in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. Set on an extraordinary site, full of exotic trees and plants (original landscape plan by the famous landscape architect Burle Marx) it’s a 1500 sq meters house divided in 2 blocks. The main and bigger block is the family’s house. The smaller one accommodates the staff’s rooms, laundry, garage, Home Theater and SPA (the last one directly connected with the outside leisure activities, swimming and the patio).

The clients wanted to keep the original dimensions and distribution of the house yet giving it a more contemporary look. Following this principle, all the exterior walls were maintained and the interior ones were demolished and rebuilt with a new layout. The two blocks received new spaces on the top, a home office with a roof garden on the main house (possible after the demolition of the existing tile roof) and an apartment of two bedrooms to attend the staff.

The main goal were to integrate the exterior garden with the interior spaces by opening big windows and doors. In the interior the idea was to create large and clean design spaces with minimum fluent connections. The Brazilian environment also had a big influence on the final aesthetics of the house design, the marvelous climate that allows one to enjoy the exterior spaces all year round, can also get very aggressive with extremely strong rains and hard sun light. These factors influenced the large canopy all around the house and the wooden exterior slat screens.

Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

 

 

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