Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has produced the Residence Varanda.
This modern, 1,507 square foot, glass residence was completed in 2007.
Enwreathed by luscious vegetation, it is situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Residence Varanda by Carla Juaçaba:
“A property created for the granddaughter of wonderful architect Sergio Bernardes and a Colombian artist was a challenge. At very first they wished the residence to have characteristics of Casa Lota manufactured by his grandfather in 1950, from which we stored some materials such as the ceiling. The improvement of the undertaking was really interactive.
The home divides the discipline into 2 lengths, the skylight (24mx .60 m) is a attribute that accentuates that division. This implementation was the starting of the project. The primary aim was to preserve the centenary trees.
The vision goes past the house, the walls are glass. The parallel solid walls don´t interrupt the vision.
The residing space is in the center, the rooms at the ends. The center of the property is a terrace when open.
Brazilian properties all have a terrace as the most crucial spot of socializing, in this case it is already one.
The roof, created in 1.5 m beyond the glass wall delivers protection in the main facades.What brings intimacy to that glasshouse is the immersion in nature. The light imprint the passage of the day on the parallel walls.The framework of steel was constructed in 15 days. The cover is of zinc-aluminum tiles, sandwich, was placed in a single day.
The geography of the region, beneath the mountain and subject to flooding, were the motives for the suspension of the floor at 80cm.
The Project is obviously a reference to Farnworsth´s house by Mies Van der Rohe with its calm presence in a internet site that should have remained untouched.”
Pictures by: Fran Parente