Igara Constructing / Cité Arquitetura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Positioned on the corners of Igarapava and Sambaíba streets, within the decrease a part of Alto Leblon, within the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, the Igara Constructing has an architectural design by Citée Arquitetura, by companions Fernando Costa and Celso Rayol, landscaping by Embyá and Interiores of Manga Rosa Arquitetura.
Igara is impressed by the names of the streets that encompass it, consolidating a direct relationship with the vocation of the place. The conception of the challenge used the etymology of the phrase ‘Igarapava’, a time period of Tupi origin which means ‘Canoe Port’, and the that means of ‘Sambaíba’, the title given to a sarmentous shrub native to the Brazilian cerrado. Citée’s challenge began from these meanings to recreate the thought of the energy of the tree. With its rooted basis, like a secure and integral port linked to the earth, the constructing seeks the ascending sky.
The balconies have retractable glass enclosures built-in into the residing rooms and bedrooms, bringing extra pure mild, air flow, and a way of freedom, in addition to higher use of house. The thought is to combine the within with the surface, on the similar time permitting spatial freedom for the residents.
The idea of rooting and ascending to the sky is evidenced by the colours on the facade, which vary from earthier and darker tones on the base, to lighter and softer tones on the high of the constructing. With this relationship, the massive cover of the tree could be the constructing itself, the place a fragile lattice aspect conveys the thought of this branching closure, which embraces and protects like a nest.
Within the first flooring, the lattice manifests itself in a extra concentrated and closed method, creating a way of solidity and basis. This architectural selection not solely enhances the bottom of the constructing but additionally suggests the thought of deep rooting, grounding the ensemble solidly and robustly. As you ascend alongside the construction, a gradual transformation unfolds. The lattice, as soon as dense and compact, begins to open up, revealing a fluid development in the direction of the higher flooring.
Positioned above the rooftops, the constructing has a backyard terrace that goals to be a social atmosphere, with species of coastal vegetation, from restinga. There’s additionally a vegetable backyard and an space for admiring the encircling panorama, with a privileged view of the ocean. The view from above resonates with the awe we really feel when reaching the best department of a strong tree.