A large batch of variable width, steeply sloping. In the north, there is an artificial lake. Two neighboring buildings shade and take part of the privacy in the upper side of the ground. These characteristics mark the residence of the deployment in the center of the lot.
The Mirante House (Casa Mirante) is the project by the Brazilian architecture office FGMF Arquitetos (Forte, Gimenes e Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos). Located in Aldeia da Serra, in the interior of the São Paulo state, Brazil, the house was designed for a couple that searched for a contemporary house that related to its outside and the family’s needs.
The challenge in this architecture project was the sloping terrain, which was solved with the formatting of an observation deck to the northeast direction, facing an artificial lake.
The highlight of the project is the occupation of the metallic structures and the side breezes that provide privacy and simultaneously organize the construction. The architects lay hold of a metal structure with spans of about 11 meters. The seals are primarily of tempered glass in slabs cut edges, amplifying the importance of structure. This conception, almost organic, ensures lighting and a close relationship with Nature. The upstairs, intimate, is an irregular block and residual spaces on the coverage of the social block are transformed into landscaped terraces.
On the sides, unbonded of the residence, appear vertical louvers with the variable spacing which act as an envelope for the building, acting as a filter between the external and the internal.
The Mirante House is a contemporary architecture project with strong modernist origins. The project also proposes a relation to the view, Nature and the gardens.
Sustainable solutions were also incorporated to the Mirante House Project such as plant watering system with water stored from the rain, warming system powered by solar energy, crossed ventilation in most ambients and main structure made from steel, a recyclable material with less environmental impact.
Photographs by Rafaela Netto and Renato Caiuby