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.
Alphaville Club House in Distrito Federal, Brazil by DOMO Arquitetos Associados
June 1st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DOMO Arquitetos Associados
The main entrance of the clubhouse, restaurant, swimming pools and other indoor areas are all located on the same level and are connected by ramps to the open air sports facilities, providing easy access to all its users. The building consists of a central space and two ‘wings’ with lower ceilings perpendicular to it. The central space is covered by a rectangular concrete structure that supports a green roof. The upper slab is aligned to the lower street of the condominium, integrating its green roof to landscape that’s visible from the residences.
A suspended staircase leads to the green roof from the ground floor, providing an alternative access from the clubhouse to the inner part of the complex. The roof structure has two lower wings with exposed concrete finishings and are covered by local type gravel. The roof slabs in relation to the residence make the clubhouse less visible and are disguised as part of the landscape. Its visual presence is reinforced by the water tower that rises above the green roof. The main entrance of the clubhouse, the restaurant, kitchen and bar of the swimming pool are located under the roof of the central space. This area was created with the intention of leaving it as transparent as possible, visually integrating the parking space and the front facade of the building to the swimming pools, sports facilities and inner courtyards.
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