Pix House: A Single-Family House with the Local Architectural Memory and Identity

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Located in Brazil, Pix House is a 2010 project designed by CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA. It is an architectural intervention project of a single-family house. The existing house and the local architectural memory and identity are preserved in this project due to the request of the client.

Design

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The existing house and the local architectural memory and identity are preserved for this house to avoid unnecessary construction waste. A search for coincident alignments is done to allow the architect to transform them into a single unit and unify the isolated buildings.

The central patio void is taken over then covered in large glass sheets and supported by steel columns and beams. This way can form a freestanding structure that is independent of the fragile walls. As architectural hiatus, this void is also dressed with the purpose of joining the buildings.

 

Structure

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The two volumes of the house are unified to allow the tropical sunlight to take over the mutating situation and the outdoor area. The existing house’s traces, human lives, and the relations of the house can give a singular rhythm to the new installation, creating a pattern of the chamber, atrium, and patio with different heights of the ceiling.

 

Details

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In this project, there is an enthusiasm embedded in discovering new possibilities. The unique results of the project are derived from adversities that are emerged from multicultural influences and facets.

Between pleated stacked bricks and pleated steel boards, walkways and stairs become an opportunity to create plasticity through the house’s architecture.

 

Pix House Gallery

 

Photography: CRISTIANO MASCARO and TUCA REINÉS