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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.

Butanta House in São Paulo, Brazil by LAB Arquitetos

 
October 2nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LAB Arquitetos

In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s.
The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of pergolas, balconies and wide windows.

Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

  • Architects: LAB Arquitetos
  • Project: Butanta House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Kahn
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Site Area: 903,50 m²
  • Built Area: 469,72 m²
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Conslusion: 2013

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

The original laundry area gave place to a living area with an open garden and grill area, both with view to the refurbished swiming pool.

The fence and low walls were removed so all rooms could be integrated, giving place to a exuberante landscape.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

The lower plan was expanded, conecting the living room and balcony area through the pergola area. Made of corten steel , the pergola has it´s structure apparent and also sustains the upper floor new balcony.

One of the greatests urprises during construction was the chance to leave the existing roof structure apparent, requiring only some repair and maintenance in some points and a new painting finish.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

LAB

LAB Arquitetos is an architecture studio funded by Marino Barros and Rodrigo Leopoldi over 12 years ago. In these years the studio has been working in different areas of architecture and urbanism, with main interest in retail design and commercial buildings, going from small to large scale all over Brazil. After more than one thousand projects, in the most diverse areas, some could be pointed out: visual and spatial renewal of one of the biggest pharmacies groups in Brazil, RaiaDrogasil; expansion of the world famous Brazilian food restaurant, Mocotó; Quiksilver flagship stores in São Paulo and Porto Alegre and the expansion of Nike Inc. in Brazil.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © LAB Arquitetos

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