BR House by Studio MK27

BR House by Studio MK27

Architects: Studio MK27
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photos: Nelson Kon

As far as an engineering recommendation, the BR House situated in the farmland couldn’t be all the more fascinating: arranged inside of the thick and noteworthy Rain Forest, delineating and infiltrating the zone, overwhelms all faculties. The circumstances, from the commencement, powers central inquiries for structural engineering: by what method can building design present itself and, if making itself present, by what method would it be able to purposely demonstrate to itself as development?

BR-House-00-2A chalet or some other mimicry of puristic building design, easily consumed by the scene, is a worn-out disguising reaction; a disavowal of the encounter which would deny the hints of the drasticness and force emerging from this complexity.

BR-House-00The inquiries set in such a way are central, existential, to the structural engineering itself. The obviously uncommon circumstance of the Rain Forest at “Serra da Araras” picks up an all inclusive character and constitutes a continuous topic for all of present day structural engineering. Le Corbusier in Villa Savoye reflects upon the connection between the building and the wrapping trees. On the other hand, Casa BR allows a more exact similarity with another Brazilian house, the “Casa de Vidro” (Glass House) by Lina Bo Bardi.


The “Casa de Vidro” venture, however considered on a property with low-thickness vegetation, envisioned the Rain Forest filling in all the void of the dirt and the air space encompassing it. Lina’s venture raises the house on stilts, looking for the visual point of view of the crowns of the trees which would rapidly grow in the ripe tropical soil. The lounges are concealed by glass dividers which rediscusses the wrightinian topic of inside outside disintegration.

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The same projective rationale is available in the Casa BR. Like the Lina’s task, the house is expelled starting from the earliest stage surmised its surroundings, its outside and, as in the “Casa de Vidro”, the level lines made are outwardly particular while the vertical ones have the aim of vanishing into the area. The “Casa de Vidro” is upheld on round incline stilts painted a pale blue dim and absolutely mixes with the encompassing trees. The mainstays of Casa BR are not incline, but rather thick, similar to the trunks of the considerable trees in the downpour woodland.


The wooden columns wind up darkening the vertical lines, making it show up as though the house were drifting over the downpour backwoods. The shafts and flagstones are thick and unmistakable with the uncovered crude cement on account of the BR House or sensitive and light in the Lina’s home. In this viewpoint, structural planning shows its vicinity, not attempting to conceal itself in the surroundings, but rather asserting itself as a human creation and a spot for interior secured exercises, with no dissimulation.


The property of the Casa BR made it conceivable to make something uncommon and vital to the venture: the house is drawn nearer at ground level while the passage is really situated over the stilts on the second floor, where everything happens (the lower floor is utilized as the administration and washing territories). The predictable custom characterized by going up a staircase is substituted by another, that of getting access to the house by means of a walkway situated over a fine string of water and landing at a wooden deck. This development has a basic structural reason: it goes before (as of now having been fabricated) the inside.


Another conceivable reasonable methodology with the “Casa de Vidro” could be made with connection to the treatment given to the room and parlor ranges. In both houses, the lounge room is dealt with in a manner that the visual obstructions between the inside and outside be diminished to the most extreme, while the treatment for the façades of the rooms show the watchfulness essential for a personal region.


During the evening the connection between the inside and outside of Casa BR procures another recommendation. As sunsets over the downpour timberland and the trees vanish into the dimness, the house capacities as an electric lamp. The inside light, separated through the permeation of the rooms or refracted through the glass of the family room, enlightens the quick surroundings, making the building design, by and by, present as both safe house and graceful expression.

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