Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Marcio Kogan's - House 6.

Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil - House 6 by Marcio Kogan is a wonderful example of merging inside living with the beautiful outdoors... of course this Brazilian home wouldn't last two days in my Wisconsin climate.
The Brazilian tropical climate suggests ample use of these solutions in vernacular as well as in modern architecture. Beginning from the colonial, Brazilian architecture has usually incorporated a space that was known as the veranda. Verandas are covered linear spaces in front of the living room and bedrooms which act as the intermediary between the interior and exterior. 

In the House 6 project, the idea of the veranda has been reinvented. The veranda is not exactly in front of the living room, disposed longitudinally, but, rather, perpendicular to it. The wooden pillars that give support to the structure and the clay tiles of traditional verandas have been substituted by modern pilotis that support a volume of flat slabs. The veranda of House 6, nonetheless, still remains an open space and, simultaneously, opens to the garden and the pool. It is a living room, a TV room and an extension of the internal kitchen.

...see more photos and a floor plan on the link below. 

via coolboom 

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