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.
Oca Residencial Maracatins in São Paulo, Brazil by PSA Arquitetura
October 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: PSA Arquitetura
The globalized world suffers from a growing demand for compact habitation. The project Oca Residencial Maracatins is a direct answer to this demand granting the same space quality as larger spaces.
The space integration of kitchen, social area and bedroom is remarkable. It is a response to a society even more flexible and demanding for hybrid and multifunctional spaces. With less visual blocks inside, the apartment has large amplitude and the internal area seem to grow.
There are two housing unit types: 44m² as a studio, and 84m² with two suites. Regardless to size and use, the terraces are highlights, that enhances the relation between the dweller and his own city. Large frames allows generous natural ventilation and lighting.
The project offers several facilities common to all units, such as laundry, ballroom, spa, sauna, gym, swim pool and gardens. This project profile aligns Brazilian architecture with the worldwide trend.A large distance between the building and the street represents the transition between urban landscape and project, preparing the dweller to enter there as his home.
It is a slight progression of spaces from a larger to a smaller scale. The volumetric composition made with straight lines and plain materials such as concrete and glass is the starting point of contemporary architecture. Besides being functional and beautiful it agrees with physical context.
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