Entry Title: "Mineira House"
Flavio Castro
, Sao Paulo,Brazil
Category and Expertise: Architectural Design, Professional

Entry Description:

From a very high point of the city, the view is very relevant. This panorama establishes a kind of continuity between the treetop and the buildings shape from Vespaziano region.
As the residence occupies only half of the land, a huge empty area on the right side makes able a direct contact to the exterior, where the whole house leans over. Therefore, the social areas get relationship with the landscape through a sequence of integrated spaces like a big pavilion that offers many possibilities of occupation.
On the other side (left), there are the service area and the vertical circulation bordered by more compartmentalized spaces. Protecting these areas, there is a hanging concrete form that contains all the bedrooms and a big terrace which covers the whole main floor.
This terrace enhances the relationship between the project and the environment, as it like a belvedere to the city.

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