marcos franchini hovers light volume of acb house over terrain marcos franchini hovers light volume of acb house over terrain
nov 25, 2013

marcos franchini hovers light volume of acb house over terrain

marcos franchini hovers light volume of acb house over terrain
all images courtesy of marcos franchini




ensuring a sense of lightness in its upper volume, the ‘acb house’ by brazilian architect marcos franchini is organized around the existing terrain. located in nova lima in minas gerais, brazil the mixed structure contrasts between the stability of its connection with the ground and the hovering rooms above. the private, south facing façade consists of an open, transparent elevation that offers views over the landscape. the lower level program contains the garage, spa, pool and laundry areas, while the intermediate floor has the kitchen, living and dining room – connected to an outdoor terrace. protruding outwards, the bedroom suites of the upper volume are accessed by a walkway that helps to integrate these spaces both visually and physically with the surrounding vista. the circulation through the house is protected from the north using a wooden brise soleil structure. 



west façade



north façade _ house entry



south façade _ swimming pool



site plan



ground floor



second floor



third floor






project info:


location: nova lima _ mg / brazil
area: 298m2
start of project: may 2008
start of construction: march 2014
architecture: marcos franchini



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  • nice!!

    waleska says:
  • Look at that elevation, it is delightful! This is architecture! Not Zaha’s meaningless blobs…

    Bruno de Paris says:

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