PIX House

PIX House

Architect
CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA
Location
Campos do Jordão, Brazil
Project Year
2007
Category
Private Houses
Cristiano Mascaro
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Covering bathroomArdosia Chocolate - Mineracao Alto das Pedras
Glass PanesDivinal Vidros
MockupLuiz Andre Lanzuolo
Metalic StructureMontreaco Ind. E Com
wood structureOrbital Consultoria e Construcoes
Metalic StructurePrometel Engenharia e Projetos

Product Spec Sheet

PIX House

CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA as Architects

This project is an architectural intervention done on a single-family house. At the request of the client, the existing house and the local architectural memory and identity should be preserved in order to avoid unnecessary construction waste.


Therefore, we went on a search for coincident alignments that would allow us to unify the isolate buildings and transform them into a unit. We took over the central patio void, which we covered in large glass sheets supported by steel columns and beams forming a freestanding structure, independent from the existing fragile walls, and as an architectural hiatus, we invaded and dressed this void with the purpose of joining the buildings. As a result, we unified the two volumes in a way that allowed the tropical sunlight to take over the surrounding outdoor area and its mutating situation.


Traces of the existing house and its human lives and the relations that were part of that house gave the new installation a singular rhythm, creating a pattern of atrium, chamber and patio with different ceiling heights. The initial frustration once we approached the original house was substituted by an enthusiasm embedded on discovering new possibilities and unique results derived from adversities emerged from multicultural facets and influences. Stairs and walkways alternate between pleated steel boards and stacked bricks are an opportunity to create plasticity through architecture.


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