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The unique home, designed by fashionable architect Sergio Bernardes in 1960, was present in a precarious state. Like a lot of his works, the home was initially designed to permit a lot of its environmental management methods to be performed passively utilizing air cushions between roof and ceiling surfaces, and controllable brise soleils, amongst others. Nevertheless, a lot of its authentic spatial and materials options had been stripped out by both the careless displacement or the addition of sure components.

The renovation aimed toward reinvigorating the home’s authentic traits whereas updating its areas, infrastructure, and vitality efficiency. The home’s non-public areas have been additionally expanded to accommodate the wants of the brand new residents. All picket components, from the staircase within the entrance to the brise-soleils, in addition to their mechanical parts, have been restored to their authentic state and have become absolutely useful once more.

The home’s construction and enclosing are rigorously modulated and constructed with prefabricated concrete parts, a few of which have been discovered severely broken. The roof, for instance, was composed of concrete troughs that served as each construction and water-proofing components, which offered quite a few leaking factors and excessive thermal transmittance charges. With a view to replace it and attain higher thermal insulation indexes, it was changed by an insulated concrete plate separated from the ceiling, recreating the unique ventilated area between them. The double-height construction of the veranda’s roof was additionally lined with concrete slabs, which have been changed with retractable, translucid awnings that enable the realm to turn into fully outside and to let daylight attain the inside of the home extra intensively. The pool was returned to its authentic location alongside the positioning’s granite wall and now integrates the veranda. The home’s HVAC and MPE infrastructure was completely changed with new gear that reduces vitality and water consumption.

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The full constructed space of the home (after renovation) is 560 sqm. Its authentic concrete construction, which was initially lined in wooden, is now lined with isostatic gray paint on aluminum sheets. Particular picket and mechanic parts of the unique challenge (brisesoleils and maid stairs) have been completely restored. Your entire flooring of the home’s social areas is made from native gray granite, which extends from the inside to all outside areas and the swimming pool. Intimate areas (bedrooms) are lined in 0.15x2m items of ‘cumaru’ wooden (native Brazilian tree). The prevailing concrete roof, made from prefabricated concrete panels, was changed with thermoacoustic insulation to enhance waterproofing and thermal efficiency. Its HVAC system articulates each VRF and standard break up items, respectively, for the social and bed room areas.

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