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.
AA House in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Pascali Semerdjian Architects
May 8th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Pascali Semerdjian Architects
Directed by an existing structure, we tried to make the project assimilate this structural interferences in a natural way in its external volume: the unevenness on the front facade was further accentuated by metal vertical louvers that help in the composition of the facade.
Translucent plans as louvers, take place throughout the entire house, inside and outside, making the concept of the project clear: horizontal and vertical planes, of different textures, compositions or materials that separate and at the same time integrate the environments. These plans also connect and protect the house to the outside, be it the houses own garden or the city, through the gates and guard rails hollow bodies. There are only a few and fundamental masonry walls in the Project.
The Garden, which involves the whole house, has in its back a swimming pool in green slate on two levels, so that the small beach for resting ensures the use of the pool as a half submerged living room. The recreational areas as barbecue kitchen and lounge on the ground floor and master suite upstairs looks at this garden.
Not only the fixed furniture was designed by the office, but also much of the furniture and the support of sound and vinyls, the dining table and night stands and even the toilet bowl, which required the making of a short and precise model for suppliers understanding for the piece execution.
Other decorative items and works of art were selected by the office not only in shops and galleries, but also from private collections.
Introduction of Designer / Design Agency
Created in 2010, the firm is the result of the partnership of two professionals who, in addition to their passion for architecture, share a common worldview. It is a kinship that precedes the architecture itself, and goes back to the family origins of both professionals.
Because Domingos Pascali and Sarkis Semerdjian were created amidst the craftsmanship of their parents, and, if craftsmanship denotes care, and care denotes to love, it is precisely the love for the craft that best characterizes them. From the first strokes to the end result, be it that of a lamp or that of a building, the project signed by the firm will always count on unrestricted dedication – and with the inspired creative streak – of both of them.
Together they have signed numerous projects in a wide category range: architecture, design, set design, etc. And all projects have in common what gave rise to the partnership: the passion to further excel each time, from beginning to end.
Their design work is represented by the two top brazilian Design Brands, Etel Interiors and Riva.
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