Project: Claudios House
Architects: Arquitetura Nacional
Location: Eldorado Do Sul, Brazil
Area: 5,381 sf
Photographs by: Courtesy of Arquitetura Nacional
Claudios House by Arquitetura Nacional
The Claudios House is a beautiful contemporary dwelling located in Eldorado do Sul, Brazil. With just under 5,500 square feet of luxurious living spaces, this two story dwelling manages to create private spaces that open up to breathtaking views. It was designed by Arquitetura Nacional, a studio whose work has already been in our spotlight with their Ilhas House and Enseada House projects.
The clients, a couple with a small child seeking tranquility for their day to day life, decided to build a house in a closed condominium, in a city near Porto Alegre. In spite of the choice of this refuge, they like to give parties and receive friends at home.
The land chosen by them is located in a gated community, bordering an ecological reserve and a river. The view, through the river, is the skyline of the city of Porto Alegre, but is blocked by the mass of vegetation of the reserve. However, from 2.5m height the view is completely clear. Since the area of greatest permanence of the house is the social one, the solution adopted was to reverse the uses – social area above and intimate area below.
In the main access of the house, a hall creates the separation of the spaces. In the ground floor we have five suites plus service area. On the second floor, there is the social area – a large open space with office, living room and dining room connected with a gourmet kitchen (with barbecue and grill). The only closed rooms are the kitchen and a guest toilet.
The main highlight is the structure: on the second floor, two blue metal trusses create a 7m cantilever in front of the house – the garage cover. The entire assembly of this structure took, in total, 5 days. The ground floor features concrete structure, with wooden panels covering, creating privacy for the bedrooms and a visual unity for the base of the house. The coating of the second floor is made of Profilit glass on the east façade and on the west there is drywall with hydraulic floor tiles in a minimalist pattern.
The landscaping privileged Brazilian native plants, in an organic and unpretentious composition. The pool deck is movable, covering it completely and allowing the garden flexibility, enlarging the area for events.