Terra Home / Cité Arquitetura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Rio de Janeiro, 2023 – Positioned above the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Backyard, within the southern zone of town, Casa Terra has its structure signed by Cité Arquitetura, with a undertaking whose premises are to make the most of the terrain in entrance of its massive slope and current ranges, worth the view of the luxurious vegetation and imperial palm bushes of the Botanical Backyard, incorporate the reminiscence of the unique building into the brand new residence and mirror the character of the brand new residents. Designed to accommodate three folks – a father and two kids – the undertaking absorbs particulars of the unique building, such because the outdated load-bearing hand-stone partitions, used as anchors within the reconfiguration of the circulation and environments within the present residence, highlighting particularly the encounter between the current and the previous. The design of a coated patio, with zenithal lighting, introduces the staircase entry subsequent to the outdated “wall” of stone, rooting the home as an alternative of reminiscence and creating an important reception second.
From this arrival, the undertaking distributes its program in accordance with the panorama, making the most of the visible amplitude of every stage. Inverting the logic of the outdated ground plan, the household’s intimate use ground was repositioned on the bottom ground. In distinction, the frequent use areas have been relocated to the higher ground, meant to obtain family and friends. On this ground there are a lounge and kitchen, with massive balconies that lean on the panorama, unobstructed at this top, and a swimming pool, making the most of the upper stage of daylight. On the similar time, following a gradation of privateness, on the decrease stage of the entry street are the intimate environments of the residents, such because the fitness center and the household’s intimate room, with an uncovered terrace protected by the unique boundary partitions. This area is good for exercising with privateness and rest.
The circulation between the completely different flooring is organized from two distinct vertical circulations, organized in accordance with the partial use of the pre-existing structural skeleton: one for arrival, connecting the intermediate ground to the higher one, preserving the privateness of the bedrooms; and one other for intimate one, connecting the intermediate to the decrease ground. Different options additionally emerged from the encounter with the outdated structure, such because the switch of the pool to the best stage and using the excavation of the outdated one, on the decrease ground, for the implantation of the brand new cistern for rainwater reuse.
The reinterpretation and reuse of components from the unique building are additionally current in different components of the undertaking, comparable to openings to the panorama, whether or not on balconies or home windows. Using the unique muxarabi, current within the shutters of the outdated building, within the new fenestrations refers to reminiscence, in addition to filtering the entry of sunshine on the entrance facade, going through north. The identical sensitivity happens within the design of the guardrail of the higher terrace, designed from the picket guardrail that existed on the street-facing balcony of the outdated constructing, with the addition of suspended flower packing containers that carry greenery to the residence. Designed for these residents and this place, even the selection of coatings is said to the seek for an identification, such because the reuse of the tongue-and-groove ground on the bottom ground, from the household farm, or the burned concrete ground within the frequent areas, evoking affectionately the residents’ inside connection.
On this approach, the home turns into distinctive, with out the mere replication of aesthetic options, remaining in concord with the reminiscences and needs of the residents. Ultimately, with its customized particulars, it may be stated that this undertaking is a return to the craftsmanship structure. The advancing frames of the bay window home windows, designed primarily based on on-site insolation research, the suspended flower packing containers, the form of the steps and the delicacy of their handrails, the assorted carpentry options, and even the design of the home quantity impressed by a bicycle in homage to the resident’s biking follow, are some examples of this personalization and care.