Casa Ceolin: A stylish single-family home by AT Arquitetura
Porto Alegre-based architectural practice, AT Arquitetura, has designed the Casa Ceolin project. Completed in 2011, the luxury single-family home is located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
According to the architects: “The project for this single-family residence located in a gated community south of Porto Alegre, explores different ways and possibilities to connect the house to the plot and surrounding views, explores connections between living areas and courtyards, living areas to the lake view from the backyard.
“The ground floor houses social and service areas. The interior design of the rooms has been organised in a linear layout and a natural stone wall running from front to back organizes the living areas facing north and the utilities areas facing south. This stone wall emphasizes the interaction inside/outside sought in this house design.
“In the entrance an open car porch a Cobogó wall– a hollowed structural white ceramic element wall – separates it from an inner courtyard where a small and delicate ipê amarelo tree (tabebuia alba) completes a scales of privacy filters from the semi private street to the living and dinning areas.
“The upper floor locates the family areas of the house, two bedrooms and a family room. This floor has also been organised in a linear layout and the north/south boundary is made by a corridor standing on top the stone wall, connecting all rooms, and separating the ‘closed house’ from the north facing veranda.
The freen roof helps to slow down the rain water in its way to the lake and storage a water supply for the garden. The green roof also provides excellent thermal insulation, and, as most openings are facing north, the house is quite comfortable even in the hot and cold days throughout the year.”
Images courtesy of Marcelo Donadussi
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