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.
CR House in São José dos Campos, Brazil by Obra Arquitetos
June 7th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Obra Arquitetos
The main request of the couple was to make a house with roof and great offer of external area. We proposed a large sloping roof in metal structure and L-shaped installation, where the yard turned into a large lawn fully integrated with the internal space. The large frames allow the total opening of the spaces on the ground floor by diluting the boundaries between the interior and exterior. Still on the ground floor there is a service and kitchen core that does not have access to the central lawn.
On the upper floor, there are TV room, office and 3 suites; all with windows to the lawn, functioning like the balconies of the Brazilian colonial houses that overlook a great pateo. The sloping cover provides ample right feet, which provides a very efficient thermal comfort. This cover also has 2 layers; double metallic tile with styrofoam and concrete tile, in addition to the wood lining. This system also greatly optimizes the energy efficiency of the home.
The project also sought sustainability solutions, using 24 photovoltaic panels that are located in a shade at the edge of the pool and a 5,000L cistern for irrigation of the garden. The boards produce approximately 720kWh / month of power and are connected in grid system for cheap light bill.
We believe that we realized a contemporary architecture, where the exploration of the technical virtues provided very heterogeneous spaces, bringing quality and comfort to spaces and users.
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