projects . architecture

Villa BLM

 

at a glance

Location
Brasilia

Status
Built

Client
Private

Type
Residential

Size
550 sq. meters

Other Features
Corten Steel Façade

Cast-in-place natural concrete slab

Library + House

 
 

BLM villa inspires purity, intimacy, simplicity and warmth, acting as a real character in its inhabitant’s lives and exerting an amazing transformation power over its visitors.

Our client aimed to create a comfortable villa during all seasons, simple and abstract. The composition consists in two main brick lined volumes, and one corten steel volume; all connected by a rustic concrete slab.

 
 
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The “L” shape pedestrian pathway surrounding the library volume forces visitors to slowly discover the villa´s private spaces, unveiling the architectural composition step by step.

 
 
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Finishing materials were specified to be durable. Brick, natural concrete in floors and ceilings, local marble, rustic painting, corten steel, everything contributes to a future reality of low maintenance and relative auto-sustainability.

 
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Villa BLM was designed based on climate, existing on site vegetation, low cost maintenance and energy efficiency.

Villa BLM was designed based on climate, existing on site vegetation, low cost maintenance and energy efficiency.

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The library and study spaces.

Reflecting pool.

Reflecting pool.

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The main frontal volume consists in a library of approximately five thousand books from the owner´s private collection. This ephemeral volume is entirely covered with perforated corten steel panels and plays an important role in respect to the villa´s main access.

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Consultant Team

A4 Engenharia, Structural and MEP engineering

Chama Alternativa, Gas and Heating Systems

providers

Ornare, Modular Cabinets

Arquivo Contemporâneo, Furniture

Lumini, Lighting

Talentus, Aluminum frames and sliding doors

Claramar, Marbles and granites

Permetal, Corten Steel Facades

awards

TOP 100 - Selected Building, Archdailly TOP 100 Buildings, 2016

NAB 2015 - Winner, Projects category, New Architecture in Brasilia NAB, IAB/DF, 2015

 

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