Architecture Design of Alpha House

Description About The Project

Alpha House designed by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura located on a beautiful plot where offers stunning views of the landscape surrounding. However, due to its exposure to the surroundings, all façades carefully designed to ensure a dialogue between exterior and interior without sacrificing the homeowners´ privacy and comfort.

Using concepts from modern architecture and inspired by the works of Erwin Hauer, cobogós Raízes (roots, in Portuguese) used: hollow elements created by the artist Ana Paula Castro. Together, they form particular designs that refer to the roots of plants and evoke continuity and infinity sensations. This plot cut in cobogós, which contributes to exploring the façade texture plasticity, on the other hand, is also an additional element that ensures greater privacy.

Even so, on its corner façade, the walls were removed to incorporate a public green area, inserting it into the built context, without ruptures or boundaries. In a contradictory way, by removing boundary walls, which are not only oriented to excite the façade, the integration and interaction with the public outdoor gardens were favored. Also, the landscape is an integral part of the project and was designed to be contemplated from all the residence’ viewpoints. In the deck and pool area, still anchored in the concept of visual permeability. Also, specimens that will provide the necessary privacy to the residents were chosen.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
From the exterior, Alpha House is prominent with the combination of white blocks. Surely, it offers the beautiful views to nature, yet still ensure the privacy for the owner.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Indeed, the position and articulation between floors, stands out not only because of the game of light and shadow provided by their structural balance projections.
But also because of the detachment effect from a recessed section, between beams, which legitimizes the connection between blocks.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
The internal garden, with a mature jabuticaba tree, accentuates the Brazilianness of the Alpha House.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
The furniture chosen and decorated with white tone, matches completely with the wall and ceiling. Also, the glass doors offers the views of outdoor nature.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
The interior of Alpha House designed with white paint, in which the warmth of the wood-toned brises and the section between windows painted in black guarantee a simple smoothness in the architectural composition.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
The floor plan of the house.
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura
Alpha House for residents´ privacy & comfort by Otta Albernaz Arquitetura

The Alpha House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: The plot located in the neighborhood helped to define the architecture: located in one of the highest corners. The house is visible from several places, assuming a leading role in the landscape.

Photo credit: Ronaldo Rizzutti | Source: Otta Albernaz Arquitetura

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: Alameda Raul Roldão da Costa, 215 – Vila Betania, São José dos Campos – SP, 12245-484, Brazil
– Tel: +55 12 3322-9291
– Email: [email protected]

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