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Located in Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil, David Guerra Architecture have completed a modern mountain house design for a family comprised of a mother, her two married sons, her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren. As it’s situated on an ecological reserve, natural materials are used to link the contemporary house with its surroundings.
On one single level that faces the mountains, all private and social areas were developed where the swimming pool with a deck, a douche, a water mirror and a cascade is located.
There are two challenges which the architect should deal with. The first was to find a harmonious solution for the mixture of natural, rustic and contemporary elements. The second challenge was the reconcilement of the steel structure which was used in the living room, the veranda and the bedrooms with its reclaimed wood coating and with the conventional structural system of the rest of the project.
The materials were chosen with the aim to combine beauty, snugness and ease of maintenance and to create a contrast between natural and technological materials such as reclaimed wood, stones, earthenware, bamboo, tile, fiber, metal, stainless steel, double glazed and laminated glass, glass tile, anodized aluminum, wood venetian and tecnocimento.
The atmosphere is comfortable since the house’s appropriate placement is performed, combined with the right usage of glass and the wood venetian blinds that enable cross ventilation.
The use of wood on the floor, the walls and the ceiling as well as the massive wooden doors cause noise absorption which increases the acoustic comfort. The cantilever roofing of the verandas made of steel structure, bamboo and polycarbonate offer shading and create a village atmosphere.
There was no intention to follow a fad by the choice of the furniture. Rather each article of furniture was selected carefully to reflect the personal history of the occupants with their multiplicity, their references and values. The furniture includes classic, rustic, contemporary designs and pieces made by Brazilian designers. All the furniture give to the entire area a sense of lightness and fluidity that enable to see through them, the landscape.
Photography by Jomar Bragança
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