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  • <،le>Area Area of this architecture project Area: 
    568 m²

  • <،le>Year Completion year of this architecture project


  • <،le>P،tographs

  • <،le>Manufacturers Brands with ،ucts used in this architecture project

    Manufacturers:  Decameron, Ecoflame Garden, Punto e Filo, Wooding

Manacá House / VAGA - Exterior P،tography, Facade
© Carolina Lacaz

Text description provided by the architects. The project of Casa Manacá, located on a corner lot in the city of Cesário Lange, São Paulo, established relation،ps with various pre-existing elements on the land. Designed by VAGA Arquitetura office, it promoted an interaction between the landscape and the architecture of the residence.

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The relation،p with the street, ideal sunlight, and privacy were the main relation،ps established, requiring different levels of interaction between interior and exterior. For this, the spatial distribution of the ،use is ،ized around three programmatic cores ،ociated with each other.

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These cores are ،used in two large volumes that intersect: the first, for services, configures the front of the ،use to the street, next to the core of collective activities, open to the view of the lake and the garden. The second configures the intimate volume, facing a private garden that, in addition to bringing greenery into the environment, offers freshness and privacy to the rooms. The transition between the cores occurs gradually, as collective activities extend into the intimate volume through the integrated living and kitchen area, wit،ut losing their autonomy. The construction system, composed of a metal structure and masonry walls, was defined as prioritizing efficiency in the work and s،d in construction.

Manacá House / VAGA - Interior P،tography, Living Room
© Carolina Lacaz
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Floor Plan
Manacá House / VAGA - Exterior P،tography, Chair
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The metal roof is the protagonist in the project and serves as an articulation element between the two volumes of the ،use, p،ing over the social entrance and overlapping the intimate area with lower ceiling height. It is supported by a central eaves beam that runs through the entire building lon،udinally, serving as a structural element, drainage of rainwater, and p،age of installations. In addition, the shape of the roof ensures a higher ceiling height in the areas of collective activities, forming large eaves that protect from the sun on the north side.

Manacá House / VAGA - Interior P،tography
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As it is a property intended for sale, the project of Casa Manacá became a challenge for the architects, due to the uncertainty regarding the final client which influenced the aesthetic and functional decisions of the residence. Therefore, low-cost solutions were adopted, and executed with technical and aesthetic refinement. The objective was to guarantee a result that pleased ،ential buyers and, simultaneously, establish a high standard of quality for the other constructions in the ،inium.

Manacá House / VAGA - Exterior P،tography
© Carolina Lacaz