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Casa Negra
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The new house sits on top where a 1940s bungalow used to be. Apparently, construction regulations limited design to a very similar formal answer. The strategy was then, following step by step this condition, reproducing the bungalow’s volume, as a big container that reveals itself a more spacious inside. Orientation on the backyard induced to a separated facade, allowing sunlight coming from the south facade to enter the interior spaces.

 

Inside, the structure is solved by a Vierendeel bridge, forming the habitable space on the first floor.

House geometry responds to the maximum occupation parameters allowed in site, and also to the desire of maintaining bungalow’s original shape, integrating into the whole block and neighborhood context.