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ME Arquitetura completes single-story "pavilion-like" residence embracing nature in Brazil

Brazil Architecture News - Jul 07, 2021 - 15:15   2013 views

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

Brazilian architecture practice ME Arquitetura has completed a single-story "pavilion-like" residence that blurs boundaries between indoor and outdoor in Brazil.

Named Loft RLO, the 350-square-metre house was conceived as a pavilion that seeks to capture a life inherently connected to living outdoors. 

A single-story residence with generous proportions, with just one suite, one bathroom and two half-baths, that values being and living together, blurring the lines that separate the outdoors from the indoors. 

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

The project explores relationship between occupied space and voids, from the entrance pathway to the glass doors that open up completely and vanish into the walls. This creates a single large living space out of a dining room, kitchen, porch and pool deck. The use of natural materials, such as freijó wood and travertine marble, emphasize the relationship with the garden and lake. 

The reduced palette of materials also gives way for the strong geometries to be experienced. The open floor kitchen in ebonized wood brings sobriety to the project.

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

The cabinetry was entirely custom-built and designed by us. The parti for this project, created for a single young man, who loves hosting parties and having family over, sought to integrate the spaces and provide open space for interaction. 

The floor to ceiling glass doors with black frames open up completely into the paneling behind the kitchen, allowing for a single space to be created. Furthermore, the ceiling spans great distances with all columns built into the walls. 

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

The walk-in closet happens in the same room as the generous bathroom, with a shower that opens up to greenery. The design always seeks to bring in nature, and create a strong relationship with its outdoors. 

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

The residence is a rectilinear shape facing the lake, allowing for amazing views to be experienced from all points. The furniture was entirely selected by us and reflects the color and material palette applied in the architecture. Lastly, it is the very choice of materials that create the foundation for a home.

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

Axonometric drawing

ME Arquitetura completes single-story

Floor plan

Project facts

Project name: Loft RLO

Architects: ME Arquitetura

Location: Brazil 

Size: 350m2 

Date: 2021 

All images © Haruo Mikami

All drawings © ME Arquitetura

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