House in Samambaia | Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura - architecture and design

House in Samambaia | Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura

Designed by Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura, The house was built for the architect and his family, preserving relief, stones, and native trees, creating functional spaces that integrate domestic life with the nature of the place. The entrance of the house is done through a deck of 7cm thick wooden planks of demolition. This space doubles as an outdoor living room and is where the family spends most of the time.

The carbon steel structure used in most of the building made possible large spans with spares of reduced sections, allowing large window openings and creating open spaces in dialogue with the garden and the beautiful landscape of the region. The flooring in most of the house is the concrete slab itself that was polished in the act of concreting – usually used in industries and gas stations because of its high impact resistance, abrasion, and its smooth and hygienic finish. Sketch
This option results in: fine finish, considerable economy, and thin slabs – polishing was the only waterproofing of the floors of balconies and terraces. The concrete is also exposed in walls and slabs, molded in the formwork with 10cm battens, thus exploiting its properties, eliminating human labor and material stages and integrating the building with nature.

The access stairs to the mezzanine and terraces are made of profiles of recycled steel and pink peroba planks on the steps. Old doors made of solid hardwood, hardwood ladders used, a cover system employing wooden floors, bathro...

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