Designed for a young couple, Casa AC is located in a gated community in Curitiba, Brazil. This modern house is inserted in a 650.00m² plot with a 4m slope in the north-south direction. Based on the site of the project, this house is divided into three blocks and also divided into floors. This project is designed by Nommo Arquitetos and completed in 2019.
There are three points that initially considered for the development of the architectural project: the use of the natural unevenness of the land, adequate sunlight, and free ground. These points are directing sectors according to use and privacy. The house is divided into three blocks and floors based on these premises.
Partially underground, the first block is used for the garage with three vehicles, a sunny quarry, and a service area. There is a social area on the ground floor plateau, facing the view of the forest and interior of the lot. The pavement volume is exposed through the large opening to the morning sun to allow the sunstroke of the entire social area.
This volume is also protected from the intense heat by the fixed wooden brise-soleil in the afternoon. The house’s main access is marked by the wooden element displacement while the entrance hall consists of an internal staircase and a toilet.
There are three suites in the house intimate floor, including a small pantry and a living room. It is an upper volume that raised and directed to release the horizon view over the neighboring house. The sloping lining can protect from the summer heat and allows the sun to enter in the winter. On the facade, there are some movable wooden shutters that ensuring control of sunlight and visual protection of the intimate area.
The external leisure space is divided into 5 main moments: a raised garden, swimming pool, central garden, covered terrace, and orchard. This space is also integrated into the social volume. In order to qualify the use of the lot, it is decided to occupy the garage roof with a garden terrace to maximize the feeling of the land free area. There is also a second external staircase that connects the garden over the garage to the open terrace on the upper floor.
Casa AC Gallery
Photographer: Eduardo Macarios