The site of this project is a shared area of three houses owned by the same family in the north of Florianópolis island., Brazil. This family grows and the need for a more comfortable lounge area is required. Designed by Nommo Arquitetos with 136 m² in size, Lounge Y is a 2017 project that divided into two volumes: a support area and a social block.
The social block in this project is a concrete paving stone while the support area is a white masonry block. The architect uses materials with more rustic finishing in the social block such as wooden frames, wood lining demolition, and concrete with slatted finishing, emphasizing the simplicity of use for family reunion gatherings (parties, barbeques).
The topography of the site is adjusted by smoothing the site slope towards the blackwoods to create a plateau. This plateau levels the building and the garden, integrating and enlarging the external and internal spaces. The woods create a natural background and it becomes the main protagonist when there is someone who enters the space.
There is a south-facing, 14 meters beam that blocks the view of those who enter to achieve the change in character while the north-facing beam is inverted and also transformed into a bench for freeing the woods’ stunning view. This project is also about lateral openings, defining access, and the view’s frame.
Space is divided into a dining, kitchen, and living area inside the social block. The kitchen consists of a large wooden bench that encases the refrigerator, stove, and oven. There is also a grill and a custom-built pizza oven in this kitchen.
The roof consists of styrofoam, a waterproofed slab, and also an inner lining of demolition wood that sustained by steel beams. The supported block of this project houses storage space, water tanks, and toilets. This block runs along the limits of the plot.
Lounge Y Gallery
Photographer: Paula Morais