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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.

Casa Clara in Brasilia, Brazil by 1:1 arquitetura:design

 
April 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 1:1 arquitetura:design

This house; Casa Clara, is mainly a small house, strong personality and clear solution (clear means Clara in Portuguese). The entire house is delicately supported on the downhill terrain. The landscape have a free view from the interior, even the layout is clear, simple solution with elegant design, in some ways this house is very minimal.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

  • Architects: 1:1 arquitetura:design
  • Project: Casa Clara
  • Location: Brasilia, Brazil
  • Photography: Edgard Cesar
  • Local: Brasília, DF, Brasil
  • Authors: Eduardo Sáinz e Lilian Glayna
  • Internal area: 89 m2.
  • Total built area: 123 m2.
  • Year: 2016

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

The family that lives inside is also small; a couple, a child and 2 cats. The program demands are the same of most private houses; bedrooms, bathroom, open kitchen and etc. But the most important demand is the need of a very fast construction in the minimum size as possible. The result is 89 square meters in Steel Frame.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Casa Clara also privileges the thermal control (that is very important in Brazil, as a tropical country) the natural illumination and cross ventilation are also important, identified in the formal volume solution. Some facades are entire solids, some others are totally opened in glass and some other have both demands. The ‘Cobogó” (Brazilian void concrete block) have an important role, guaranteeing the privacy of the occupants, this material also have some control of the afternoon insolation, as a void material this block allows the occupants to appreciate the wonderful sunset in Brasilia.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Casa Clara also privileges the thermal control (that is very important in Brazil, as a tropical country) the natural illumination and cross ventilation are also important, identified in the formal volume solution. Some facades are entire solids, some others are totally opened in glass and some other have both demands. The ‘Cobogó” (Brazilian void concrete block) have an important role, guaranteeing the privacy of the occupants, this material also have some control of the afternoon insolation, as a void material this block allows the occupants to appreciate the wonderful sunset in Brasilia.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

This house also have two facades exposed to the local street, as a solution the architects have created a wall that expand the house perimeter. And the other exposed facade is also totally made in Cobogo, that plays a role of Arabic Muxarabi.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

This house is also a resume of Brazilian interior design, the furniture is authorial, having the big Brazilian names as Sergio Rodrigues on the chairs, Zanine Caldas have design the armchairs, the bench is created by Leo Romano, sofa and principal armchair is created by Studio Bola, the sideboard, bookcase and cabinets are designed by Studio Virgula Zero.

The 70’s memories are all around the house, materials, colors, perfumes are some of the visitor sensation experience, this entire house have a clear solution. Is properly named “Casa Clara”

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

Image Courtesy © Edgard Cesar.

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Image Courtesy © 1:1 arquitetura:design

Image Courtesy © 1:1 arquitetura:design

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