Contemporary home design is completed designed by the Anastasia Architects. They have designed the residence project called the Vila Castela Residence which is based in Nova Lima, Brazil. This villa is built in a sloped site in the city of Nova Lima.
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Anastasia Architects have completed designed a residence project. They designed a Vila Castela Residence which is based in Brazil. This villa is precisely located in a sloped site (30 degrees) in the city of Nova Lima, Brazil. The living space uses the dramatic cantilevers to emphasize the extremity of its position.
The architect have chosen this concept not only for aesthetic reasons, but above all to reduce the interference of the building mass in the topography, keeping the site as natural as possible. They are able to preserve the pedestrian view of the forest as they placed the ground level of the residence 7 meters below the street. At the same time that keeping the privacy of the owners, because the main apertures and the glass walls are oriented to the east, on the opposite side of the street. The urban impact of the residence is minimized, in benefit of the beautiful view of the woods.
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This living space constructed area is 650 square meters and it is divided into three floors: the basement, it is where the owners can enjoy leisure facilities such as sauna, Jacuzzi and an wine cellar, the ground floor, where the living area and the kitchen, integrated to the outdoor swimming pool and the external terrace, make this the center of the living space, and the first floor, it is where the occupants can obtain the privacy in the bedrooms.
Which is robust and sculptural and, at the same time, light and contextualized with the surroundings, not a self -referred structure, the form is generated by the engineering of the concrete structure. The concrete maintains its texture, and the masonry is painted terracotta, for low maintenance reasons. (The ground has a red dust, iron ore dust).
In order to preserve the existing site, the architect used as few columns as possible. Unsurprisingly, given the exquisite surroundings, the largest proportions of the building face outwards down the hill with views of the forest. Glazed elevations make the most of these views and also of the sunrise to the east.
This project was based on four main concepts: little interference in the site, better use of natural resources, integration to the surroundings, and a generous urban presence.
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