BLOCO Architects designed the 600-square-meter (approx. 6,458 sq. ft) Casa Galeria as a gallery idea that permits the residents to dwell immersed inside a bit of artwork that additionally homes their assortment of artwork. Probably the most distinctive options of the home is its roof construction. 5 huge inverted beams gracefully span a 12-meter-wide roof, creating the central space of the home often called “the gallery.” This area, which effortlessly blurs the boundaries between artwork and day by day residing, serves as a multifunctional space, accommodating a lounge, eating room, kitchen, balcony, and a storage.
Exterior, a tile panel, named after the proprietor, Bárbara, showcases a sample in shades of blue and white tiles, providing a hanging distinction to the pristine white partitions. Within the bogs, tiles in vibrant colours – inexperienced, yellow, and orange – adorn the partitions, following the identical design sample used all through the inside.
Casa Galeria’s design doesn’t cease at performance and artwork preservation – it extends into the format of the home. Two open linear gardens divide the residing areas, whereas including biophilic parts. The primary backyard, nearer to the road, sits between the photo voltaic safety wall and the central residing space’s home windows. The second delineates the social space from the bed room corridor.
The story of Casa Galeria can be intertwined with the wealthy historical past of Brasília. An iconic Athos Bulcão panel, initially designed for a home by the legendary Oscar Niemeyer, finds a brand new house subsequent to the interior linear backyard on the entrance. The Basis chargeable for the artist’s work permitted the panel’s relocation.
The inside design of Casa Galeria, additionally masterminded by BLOCO Architects, permits the household’s artwork assortment to take middle stage. The architects opted for impartial supplies and colours to create a serene backdrop that enhances the artworks’ presence. The home boasts customized tile panels crafted by Brazilian artist João Henrique, including an additional layer of uniqueness to the area.
To guard the invaluable artwork items from the tough Brazilian solar, the architects designed a big wall, barely elevated from the ground that’s supported by the identical pillars as the primary beams. The aspect shields all the area whereas permitting gentle, subtle pure mild to seep in by means of the open backyard, making a tranquil ambiance.
In the primary residing area, a protracted white counter, which seems as if it’s suspended, separates the room whereas performing a number of features as a kitchen, workspace, and eating desk. A skylight aligned with the counter floods the room with pure mild throughout daylight.
To take care of a way of continuity and neutrality all through, the home options the identical brushed grey granite flooring in all rooms, together with the out of doors areas and the pool.
Pictures by Joana França.