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.
HC house in Brumadinho, Brazil by João Diniz Architecture
January 3rd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: João Diniz Architecture
The HC house is part of a master plan for a small family community on a semi-rural area in the mountains around Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
The house is the initial construction of a set of buildings, already designed and to be built, including, besides it, a central kitchen, three small individual houses, a space for yoga practice and physiotherapy and garage.
In order to achieve an agile, light and economical construction system is proposed as a hybrid technology including a structure in eucalypt trunks, roofing in industrial thermo-acoustic tiles, pre-molded slabs with ceramic blocks and concrete beams, and masonry and large glass closures.
The integration with the surroundings and a clear definition of the intimate and public areas were the starting point for the design of the house. So the living spaces and services are on the 1st floor, under the double height or lower spaces. On the 2nd floor are the complete bedroom and two multipurpose studios, each one with its panoramic balcony.
This project seeks to update the image of the traditional rural house of the state of Minas Gerais, adding to the usual wooden structure, some contemporary aspects such as the double height spaces, the panoramic plans in glass, the use of industrial materials, an implantation that makes it float in part over the natural terrain and a final volume that integrates its interior with the external nature of the area.
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