architecture projects

Brazilian Research Base in Antarctica

 

PROJECT INFO

Location
Peninsula Keller, Antarctica

Status
Project

Client
Brazilian Navy

Type
Research Center

Size
3.500 sq. meters

Other Features
Pre-fab Construction

Energy Efficiency Control

Environmental Research

 
 

Casa da Gente, meaning Our House was designed to promote a differentiated experience for the elderly. It was designed for members of a family that intends to use space to create a joint experience between the new and old generations.

The project was implemented in practically flat terrain, with slope only in its northwest plot. The three ground blocks are unified by a slab in solid concrete, which forms an internal space of coexistence, dominated mainly by the presence of an atrium.

 
 
Casa da gente
 

The functions of the house are organized individually, in sectors. The spaces of collective coexistence are located below the slab in concrete that unifies the ground blocks. These blocks, in turn, encompass the functions of dormitory, services and kitchen.

 
 
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The layout of the internal spaces was determined by the users' circulation flows. The main regulatory flows were those of access, employees, residents and leisure and sports activities.

 
The interstitial spaces between blocks form pockets intended for the contemplation of the external landscape.

The interstitial spaces between blocks form pockets intended for the contemplation of the external landscape.

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biblioteca

The main entrance hall is occupied by a curved volume where the residence library is located

Solar digital study model.

Solar digital study model.

Casa da gente
 
casa da gente elevation
 

partnership with

Mrgb, Architects Igor Campos and Hermes Romão

Consultant Team

A4 Engenharia, Structural and MEP engineering

Awards

Third Prize, National Architecture Competition, Brazilian Navy and IAB/DF,

 

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