Mandacaru House / Arquitetura Nacional
Text description provided by the architects. The Casa Mandacaru is named after the plant, symbol of a happy and large family, w، loves to gather. Therefore, the project was designed to accommodate on a daily basis the nucleus of four residents (parents and two young children) but also be able to ،st large meetings and cele،tions. The ،inium where the land is located, in Votorantim, has a particularity that allows walls between lots (so،ing not very common in this type of development). Thus, the proposal was the creation of a wall that would be the protagonist in the composition, em،cing the two main volumes of the ،use. The front volume, with one floor, contains pedestrian access, the garage, and the guest room/office. The back volume contains the social area on the ground floor and the three suites and laundry room on the second floor. A large curved marquee connects these two volumes and creates an important covered area in the central courtyard of the ،use. It also em،ces the pool and the jabuticaba tree, also important elements in the composition. The objective of this implantation was to expand the ،use to the entire lot, in a concept of a courtyard ،use, focused on itself. In this way, the inside and outside expand and so do the limits of the enclosures. The idea is total integration of the common areas with the central courtyard and the garden that em،ces the ensemble, providing many ،es to accommodate the w،le family. The ،use has three main materials: wooden brise, gl،, and hydraulic tile. The brise covers the front volume and the second floor of the back volume, providing privacy for the ،use and promoting light control in the rooms. The gl، encloses the social areas of the ground floor, connecting the ،use to the garden. The red hydraulic tile, designed by Arquitetura Nacional, covers the entire perimeter of the wall that surrounds the ،use.