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Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Brazil Architecture News - Oct 27, 2021 - 15:58   1409 views

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Brazilian architecture studio Yuri Vital has completed a Brazilian house supported by angular structural walls on the two sides of the house to reduce extra support points throughout the structure. 

Named Berkut Baroneza House, the 693-square-metre house is located in Bragança Paulista in the São Paulo, Brazil

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Thanks to its bridge-like structure, the house is based on a simple initial concept: the creation of a horizontal volume, almost laminar, would rest softly on the unevenness of the terrain to create its various views - both the intimate and the furthest ones, overlooking the valley ahead.

From this first glance, the studio wanted to establish an architecture that can be subtle and intrinsic to the local context of Bragança Paulista.

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Considering the hilly terrain and the features of the desired architecture, the architects created a composition that would emphasize what is most fundamental in this house, its structure. 

They choice to use ribbed slabs to avoid the use of beams in the house and reduce the supporting points, which occur only through the structural walls, located on the sides of the house. 

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

This also allowed the elimination of columns - which either meet the green of the land or the front water mirror, where they are reflected. As a result, this method emphasized the slim elegance of the structure and the delicacy in which it touches the ground.

"In the plan, the slabs are cut in a U-shape to create a bridge between the two side wings and establish a negative space for the inner patio," said Yuri Vital.

"Facing north, the intimate wing of the house has a linear and perpendicular gable that opens to the suites in the center. The opposite wing, facing south, is segmented in mismatched parts, in an angular game of lighting and ventilation for the environments there."

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

The studio designed the social area, facing west, and this area connects the perimeter gables, thus creating a large space facing the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds and encompasses the entire house. 

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

As for its materiality, the architects choice exposed concrete to be used in a minimum level. Alongside concrete, they used the large glass panels, and the slatted wood panels intermingle, creating an efficient composition that unveils itself as a whole.

In addition to common areas, the house consists of a kitchen and pantry, mainly composed of a fluid sequence of living rooms, living rooms, suites, and their respective balconies, with a discrete hierarchy that allows the creation of different moments of encounter and privacy. 

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

A permeable dwelling is thus constructed throughout its ample 750 square meters area: structurally diminutive at the same time that it seeks to be generous in its spaces.

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Daniel Santo

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Image © Manuel Sá

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Diagram

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Ground floor plan

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

First floor plan

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Section AA

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Section BB

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Section CC

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Southeast elevation

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Southwest elevation

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Northeast elevation

Bridge-like Brazilian house by Yuri Vital is supported by angular structural walls on sloped terrain

Sketch 

Project facts

Project name: Berkut Baroneza House

Architects: Yuri Vital

Location: Brazil 

Date: 2021

Size: 693m2

Top image © Daniel Santo

All images © Daniel Santo, Manuel Sá

All drawings © Yuri Vital

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