House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura

Text description provided by the architects. This project involves the adaptation for residential purposes of a narrow and deep urban plot (5mx20m), which combined the renovation of a pre-existing house and the design of a new construction at the back.

House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Table, Windows, Facade, Glass
House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Windows
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House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Beam
House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Beam

In the first 12 meters of the plot extension, the renovation project took advantage of the identified pre-existing qualities. The access to the house through a bright and airy lateral patio was preserved. The structural masonry walls were revealed. The generous ceiling height was better utilized with the demolition of the old internal compartments, now housing in a single and integrated space the most public living areas of the house: living room, kitchen, and dining room, in that order.

House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Beam
House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Wood
House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Beam

In the posterior section, the new concrete block construction housed the private areas of the program on two floors. For the transition between the pre-existence and the new, a new proportion of square void was redesigned, forming a central uncovered patio that articulates circulation, allowing visual integration throughout the longitudinal extent of the land and providing brightness to all rooms in the house.

House in Barra Funda / gru.a + LINHA Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Table, Windows, Chair, Facade

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