Melhorança House

PROJECT

BRASÍLIA-DF, 2016

The retractable and opaque gate may be confused with another wall. It clearly defines a division line that separates  two differente layers of territory: one public (the street) and another private (the house), perpendicular to the street. The complete opening of the gate reveals a third layer that is ambiguous on purpose, one that is conformed by a partially covered pergula. Its function is to cast shadows to protect the open terrace from the excessive sun. The terrace can also be completely connected to the street.

Authors: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
Colaboration: Victor Machado
Built Surface: 390sqm
Project: 2016

 

Melhorança House

PROJECT

BRASÍLIA-DF, 2016

The retractable and opaque gate may be confused with another wall. It clearly defines a division line that separates  two differente layers of territory: one public (the street) and another private (the house), perpendicular to the street. The complete opening of the gate reveals a third layer that is ambiguous on purpose, one that is conformed by a partially covered pergula. Its function is to cast shadows to protect the open terrace from the excessive sun. The terrace can also be completely connected to the street.

Authors: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
Colaboration: Victor Machado
Built Surface: 390sqm
Project: 2016

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