Designed for a couple with 2 children in a high-end gated community, Orlando House takes advantage of the terrain’s morphology for a bold structural proposition and functional organization divided into 4 groups:
1 – Access: The garage stands out on the façade by forming a tapering composition and providing a base for the house.
2 – Living: The living room, dining room and kitchen open to the leisure area with swimming pool, spa, wet bar and lane swimming. In addition to outdoor living room with furniture suitable to withstand the weather. In the background, an area with pergola forms another environment for leisure and rest.
3 – Services: The utility room, laundry room and employee rooms are close to the kitchen and turn to a less exposed part of the house.
4 – Accommodation: The upper floor is all intended for rest. Four bedrooms with suite and a library. An extensive balcony connects the bedrooms, which are facing the sunrise. Solar orientation and openings that allow cross ventilation provide thermal comfort.
To organize the house in large gaps and create environments with maximum openings for the recreation area, prestressed concrete and tubular steel structures were used. In the façade, highlights for the apparent concrete gable that forms a diagonal volume. The composition was balanced with the volume of the upper floor that acts as a displaced hanging box.
The materials explored seek harmony and contrast, based on the tripod formed by wood, apparent concrete and dark gray coatings. The black opening frames work together with the gray to form this contrast. The large glass openings reinforce the intention of integration between interior and exterior, enhancing the leisure areas and the landscape.