Residential Bosque Do Horto

Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados as Architects

The brazilian architecture office Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, led by the architects Henrique Reinach and Mauricio Mendonça, are the responsible for this social club project. The location delimited for the project, inside a high-end residential condominium in Jundiaí, is situated on a site with a natural slope, an admirable view facing north and a beautiful lake. The main idea was to minimally change the original site, but at the same time provide some sights of the extremally beautiful landscape of the forest.

photo_credit Nelson Kon
Nelson Kon

Therefore, a social club headquarters was designed to this place, embracing all organization and brief premise that a sports and leisure area requires. The landscape was the determining factor that led the design to be always seeking for integration with nature and offering free activities and enjoyable circulation and living areas. An access through an elevated walkway contrasts the building from the site, leading the pedestrian to this double storey height space where a view to the landscape can be contemplated.

photo_credit Nelson Kon
Nelson Kon

All individual activities, as a gym and a game room are located on the upper floor, as well as the ground floor hosts all free and common activities. Proper spaces for events and verandas improve the communal living areas. On this last floor, is where the landscape is especially contemplated.

photo_credit Nelson Kon
Nelson Kon

This club headquarters arises from a slight steel structure, that has it ends as two curtain panels. The architectural concept was one single shelter, turned to a beautiful view that would host many activities that happens in this large and open space, characterized by horizontal brises that also creates the possibility of air circulation inside the building, optimizing the building's thermal comfort. The different heights of ceilings (in the single upper floor and in the larger double living areas) allow for different perceptions within these environments.

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