Brasilia-based studio ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo has designed Güths House located in a quiet area of Brasilia’s outskirts. Mostly used during weekends, the single-story house, completed in 2017, measures 279m² (3,000ft²).
The house’s footprint comes from the idea of organizing the occupation of the land in two different volumes. The first volume disposes the spaces in a linear wayrepresenting the more intimate sector of the house. The second concentrates on the social sector, such as the meeting places. Intentionally, both volumes are articulated creating a square turned to the inside, which provides privacy to the owners.
The composition of the façades and the materials chosen reveals the inside spaces: the concrete corresponds to a more intimate area; the wooden slats allow permeability to the spaces enclosing the social area; the meeting areas are simply composed by open spaces framing the outside landscape as portraits.
— ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Photographs by Joana França, Haruo Mikami
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