An urban lot in Mogi das Cruzes is the appropriate place for the first house of a young DJ. The accentuated decline indicates the lot’s vocation, the longitudinal section reveals the implantation that takes advantage of the situation to create the solution.

Studio Name: Ar:Co – Arquitetura Cooperativa
Design Team: Frederico Zanelato and Sergio Faraulo
Area: 250,00m²
Year: 2022
Location: Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo – Brazil.
Photography Credits: Ar:Co – Arquitetura Cooperativa

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Respecting the setbacks, we created three levels for the house:

The lower floor is the house’s large laboratory and leisure space. Lounge with cinema structure with bar, tobacconist and dance floor creates a perfect atmosphere for the young owner. A bunker with all the technological equipment available that opens onto a space with a barbecue, sauna, spa and a shower with access to a beautiful back garden. All this with the necessary acoustics, lighting and ventilation.

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The ground floor, access to the ground floor of the city, comprises the social area of the house. A large glass door integrates the garage into the living room, expanding the span and integrating the environments. The vertical circulation connects all the floors and brings light and intense visuals. The living room integrates a stripped-down home office with a living room, dining area and an open kitchen. A large open balcony with beautiful views to the east brings a light breeze that makes up the environment.

The upper floor functions as a large open mezzanine and is integrated into the ground floor while also containing elements necessary for privacy, especially since it is the intimate floor. A large suite equipped with bathroom and closet for the owner of the house overlooking the social area and protected from the street and a smaller suite, for guests, opening to the back of the lot, to the east.

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Concrete, iron and glass. That was the premise for the project.

Proposing a concrete volumetry with different pigmentation and textures creating a unique personality for the house was our challenge. Let go of volumes, light and shadow, full and empty.

Sustainability: clean energy, water reuse and biophilic architecture was our proposal as a premise for the office. The challenge of uniting technique and art in a sculpture to live in.


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