This house’s architectural language comes from the adoption of a mixed (metal and concrete) structure that strongly influenced its final form and aesthetics.
Avoiding the adoption of the conventional roof solution, we used inclined concrete slabs being that the lower metal beams function as gutters draining rainwater through inclined metal columns.
The large spans, enabled by the metal structure, contribute to provide a feeling of lightness in contrast to the robustly solid concrete structure.
Location Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro
Land area 4.676,40m2
Constructed area 955,00m2
Author of the project Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa
Co-author Maria Amelia Moraes Corrêa
Year of design / construction 1981 / 1982