Project: Park Way House
Architects: ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Area: 3,003 sf
Photographs by: Joana Franca
Park Way House by ArqBr Arquitetura
The Park Way House is a wonderful single-story dwelling designed by ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo. It takes on a modern appearance with a minimalist look on the inside. Located in Brazil, the design of this home aims to make the most out of the sunny days with its glazed surfaces that bring natural light inside of the 3,000 square foot space as well as enable its inhabitants to gaze out towards the rolling landscapes
This house is located far from the urban center of the city, in the Park Way neighborhood, whose predominant occupation is of single-family residences. The goal of the project, in line with the interests of the clients, was to build a single-story house with low construction costs, in order to adequately occupy a 2062-square-meter plot of land.
The goal is met with the positioning of a single volume, a rectangular prism, placed near the front border of the site and parallel to the street. This way, two desired experiences are promoted: one with the street, more austere and controlled, and a more open and generous one, facing the existing vegetation at the back of the lot.
The internal spaces were arranged through a rigid structural modulation, based on spans that vary between 3, 6 and 12 meters, as well as some voids, whose function is to carry out the lay-out of the program, creating the internal gardens, and establishing the relationship with the street and the open backyard area. The structural modulation, associated with traditional construction techniques, and local established construction knowledge and materials, resulted in a low construction cost, thus helping to achieve one of the important project premises.