house comiteco adapts to landscape to optimize building performance house comiteco adapts to landscape to optimize building performance
aug 14, 2015

house comiteco adapts to landscape to optimize building performance

house comiteco adapts to landscape to optimize building performance
all photos courtesy of gabriel nardelli




the ‘house comiteco’ designed by marcos franchini and nattalia bon conelho in collaboration with gabriel nardelli seeks to establish a balance between the urban comforts and the unusual context it finds itself. given its proximity to an environmental preserve and hillside location, the structure is oriented towards the reserve and steps down with the terrain. the first floor is conceived as the living quarters while the lower floor has been conceived as a wine tasting room. located in belo horizonte, brazil and occupying 195 m2, the structure uses eaves, pergolas and brise soleils to combat the extreme brazilian sun.

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the structure provides privacy from the street while projecting a modern appearance

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to save on construction and material costs, the designers have prioritized the usage prefabricated materials

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the brise soleils protect residents from the sun’s glare while provide connecting the structure to its surrounds

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a bird’s eye view exhibits the challenging topography of the site

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the architects employed shadow modeling to create a truly hospitable environment



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edited by: trevor reed | designboom 


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