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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House EP in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil by Morato Arquitetura

 
February 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Winning project of the 10th Architecture Award promoted by IAB-MG (Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil – Minas Gerais) 2008, single houses category.

It is a contemporaneous house built with traditional techniques. This construction occupies the top of a hillside and is projected over an immense valley framed with a chain of mountains, a predominant relief in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In the surroundings of Nova Lima – MG, where the construction was erected, a considerable part of the houses are influenced by the language of Portuguese colonial architecture and uses manual techniques of construction.

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

  • Architect: Morato Arquitetura
  • Project name: House EP
  • City: Nova Lima – MG
  • Function: Residential
  • Chief architect / office name: Ulisses Morato / Morato Arquitetura
  • Project team: Ulisses Morato
  • Client: Unmarried man.
  • Consultancy / collaboration partners: Pedro Cardoso – Engineering
  • Design date: May/2003
  • Completion date: December/2004
  • Area: 213 m2
  • Photos of the house: Daniel Mansur

The house was projected for a young executive with a bold entrepreneur profile. Our architectonic proposal created a contemporaneous language tuned to the owner’s profile and, at the same time, it incorporated the constructive techniques and materials available in the region. With this conceptual arrangement we were able to articulate constructive tradition to contemporaneous design and open space to a new approach of architectonic solution for local houses.

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

The place chosen for the house was determined by the generous native landscape in the surroundings. In this context, space definition privileged the possibilities of relationship of house users with the exuberant natural landscape. As for the relation House x Nature, we decided for the contrast, i.e., the radicalization of a geometric and rational design in opposition to natural organic shapes. Therefore, the “natural order” and “cultural order” are mutually distinguished and valued.

Details of Frontal Facade of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

The house was built in a land with three distinct levels. This arrangement lead to a better use of declivity and, at the same time, great plasticity to architectonic elements. Pure volumes receive interference from inclined columns, from discontinuous covering planes and from the red wall that crosses the house. The reference to the Brazilian modernist architecture is maintained and nevertheless unconstructed and reorganized.

Interior of House EP in Nova Lima

Interior of House EP in Nova Lima

Frontal Facade of House EP in Nova Lima

Front View of House EP in Nova Lima

Frontal Facade of House EP in Nova Lima

Side View of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

Details of Frontal Facade of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

Front View of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

Details of Interior of House EP in Nova Lima

Interior of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

Posterior Facade of House EP in Nova Lima

Side View of House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima

House EP in Nova Lima


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