AK House by Leo Romano
Leo Romano has designed the AK House in the Jardins Munique residential area of the Brazilian city of Goiania. This 5,683 square foot dwelling is placed on a sloping site but that was seen as an advantage to put it at the highest possible level, making for greater views of the nearby forest.
Casa AK was completed in 2020 and has approximately 500m2. It is located in a horizontal condominium in the city of Goiânia, Goiás. The sloping terrain made it possible to implant the residence at the highest level allowed. Thus, the ground floor was two meters above the street, allowing a greater view of the residents in relation to the frontal forest.
It is important to emphasize that the lateral and bottom buildings surrounded the other possibilities of visual amplitude. Sunstroke together with frontal visuality defined the development of the house plan. In this way, the pool square welcomes the resident and invites to the social pavilion with the concept of a veranda room. At this point, all environments are integrated through openings in aluminum frames. The side openings are at the edge of the setback and are occupied by a garden, bringing nature into the house. Still with the idea of enhancing the relationship between the house and nature, hanging gardens serve both social environments and intimate circulation.
On the upper floor are the suites and a large TV room. On the street, the front wall with the gates behave like a repetition of the materials on the second floor, mixing stone and aluminum louvers. The glazed ground floor is an element of contrast in the monolith, revealed only when we are at the leisure level with swimming pools, balconies and rooms. The house is barely visible from the street. This makes the cozy atmosphere printed in the environments become a revelation pleasing to the eye.