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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.

“Architecture is petrified music” by Faleiro Gerra Arquitetura office

January 4th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Faleiro Gerra Arquitetura office

“Architecture is petrified music”

What would the noted german writer, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, author of this famous phrase, say if he saw the architetonic project of this residence prepared by Faleiro Guerra arquitetura? Poem in accurate traits, perhaps.

Rich in details. Sofisticated architecture. Imponent with its geometric shapes and pure cosiness, due to its serene atmosphere. That is the definition for this residency idealized by the Faleiro Guerra Arquitetura office.

Front View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Another quality that could describe this design succinctly is its contemporary character. According to the architects Patrícia Guerra e Roziane Faleiro, “the strength of the Project lays on the appreciation of the contemporary architecture, with bold traits and accurate design”.

In fact, that can be clearly noticed right at the entrance of the house. The combination of different shapes values the facade. The portico with double height emphasizes the entry way and makes evident the nuances used all over the house, in the outside as well as in the inside. “The light color is a solution that values the straight lines of the design”, explain the specialists.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Not only has the architecture states the modern tone of this house, but also a principle that Faleiro Guerra applies to all projects: the concern about sustainability. “The underground reservatory built under the garage is destined to the rain water storage. In that way, the family can reuse this water in the garden and toilet. This is how we managed to give our contribution to helping the environment”, points out Patrícia.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

The connection with nature also shows the sustainable character of the architecture company. “We divided the house and placed a fruit tree in the central patio. The tree can be seen from all internal angles of the house. This is meant to set a pleasant ambience all around”, explains Roziane. Speaking of feeling, this solution also favours the cross ventilation and lightining inside the property.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

The landscape is another aspect that makes this house a very special construction. The Lagoa dos Ingleses gives a magic tone to the place. The amazing view was the reason for the architects` decision on positioning the pool and leisure área in front of the land. “The feeling is that the house is an extention of the lake, as if both were mixed, creating an unique and oustanting scenery”, vibrate Patrícia e Roziane.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier

Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier

Side View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Side View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Xavier)

Plan 01

Plan 02

Corte BB

Corte EE

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