The AM House Project, completed in 2017, was designed for a couple of old office clients who, experienced and attentive, participated in all the details. They wanted a house that reflected their personality, which was not dated, with the refinement of what is traditional but compromised the priorities of our time: comfort and technology.

Project name: Casa AM
Company name: Nvarquitetura
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Project location: Novo Hamburgo / Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil
Completion Year: 2017
Area: 6243.07 ft2

Other participants:
Responsable Architects: Nivia Vittore e Emilia Bagesteiro Riegel /
Project Team: NVArquitetura /
Engineering: Execução – PRB Engenharia e Administração //
Complementares – Adamy Engenharia
Landscaping: Alvaro Scholles e Fernanda Bundchen
Contributors: Luminotécnico – Studio FOS Iluminação/
Frames– Esquadrias Scheid + VEKA /

Photo credits:
Rpdois Imagens , Lio Simas e André Cavalheiro
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  2. Hunter Douglas – cortinas Duette Architella PanacheAutomatizadas
  3. Scheid + VEKA – esquadrias
  4. Power Lume – Luminárias externas
  5. Luxion – Luminarias lineares da garagem e embutidos para áreas molhadas
  6. Lluminar La Lampe e Mooi – luminarias decorativas
  7. Omega Light – Embutidos no frame
  8. Lemca – Perfis de Led
  9. Led Plus – Luminárias da fachada

AM House By NVArquitetura - Sheet3The house is all automated and has photovoltaic energy, making the project a synthesis of its decisions and intentions of life for the future. The composition between natural appealing materials, such as solid bricks, stones, steel and reinforced concrete, is a strong characteristic of this project, which is developed on 3 floors accessed by stairs or an elevator. The 580sqm of built area take advantage of the tapestry of the land, valuing the composition of the volumes. The garden is contained by a stone wall that gives privacy to the house and is softened by the vegetation carefully proposed by the landscapers.

AM House By NVArquitetura - Sheet5Amplitude and optimization of the use of spaces guided the relationship between environments. On the ground floor the spaces are fully integrated, living, dining, gourmet barbecue and balcony with barbeque, create a unique living space.This functional and visual integration is possible through frames, executed by Scheid, which plays an important role in the design of the house. They were designed from the first sketches in the same way as they were executed, maintaining their original characteristics thanks to the technical conditions of the wooden VEKA profiles.

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The traditional lines were made possible by the insulated glass, which besides the thermal and acoustic insulation, allow the use of muntins.

AM House By NVArquitetura - Sheet8In the basement, besides a garage for 4 cars and motorcycles, there is a large and organized technical room. But the highlight is for the brewery, one of the family’s hobbies.

AM House By NVArquitetura - Sheet13Again on the upper floor, where the three suites are large and comfortable, the frames play a role of great importance in the integration with the external area. Floor to ceiling sliding doors, with automated blinds, double glazing and PVC profiles from VEKA, are protected by metal gradients that refer to the old overhead windows.


Both graduated from Unisinos, The architects Nivia Vittore and Emília Bagesteiro Riegel always had a passion in common for architecture. The story of NV Arquitetura starts in the 80’s with Nivia. In 2002, it was time for Emilia to join the studio.

Nowdays, Vittore & Bagesteiro Architects Assosciated  consolidates the company and has the partnership of the architects Fernanda Locks and Maitê Müller.

Throughout nearly 40 years of the career, in addition to professional improvement to keep current and timeless projects, many experiences have outlined what is today the NV Architecture: an office focused on the needs of the client, which results in always very personalized proposals.


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