wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro

MATTERIA Unveils CT House standing in Barra da Tijuca

 

MATTERIA, a Rio de Janeiro-based architecture and urban design firm, introduces its inaugural project, CT House, situated in the Modernist neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. This residence, located within a residential compound on a 630 sqm plot, adheres to site constraints and guidelines while showcasing a deliberate simplicity in materials and geometry. Constructed primarily in reinforced concrete and masonry, the monolithic structure features spacious interiors with seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. The two-level floorplan delineates communal and private areas, with the ground floor hosting living spaces, an office, a kitchen, and gardens surrounding the building. The upper floor accommodates four suites, each with its terrace, connected to the lower areas through recessed volumes and elevated gardens.

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
all images by MATTERIA

 

 

expansive glazed openings connect CT House to the garden

 

The facade exhibits a pronounced horizontality, with exposed concrete beams and wood in covered areas. Notably, the roof incorporates 31 solar panels, contributing to energy sustainability. Expansive window openings and sliding doors create a seamless connection to the surrounding gardens, promoting abundant natural light and cross-ventilation. The landscape, featuring diverse vegetation, further enhances the integration of nature with living spaces. The design team at MATTERIA opts for a neutral and natural palette, characterized by carefully chosen materials such as gray granite, concrete, and wooden panels, to create a cohesive aesthetic across the entire construction.

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
a strong horizontal facade design incorporates exposed concrete beams and wood in covered areas

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
carved monolithic geometry, clad in wooden panels, offers shading and a striking contrast with white walls

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
facade blends wood and stone with black-coated steel and concrete tones

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
a red-colored acacia tree complements the main facade in the entrance garden

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
the side garden seamlessly links the entrance to the backyard and pool area

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carefully chosen materials, including gray granite, concrete, and wood, contribute to a cohesive and neutral palette

wood-clad pockets carve monolithic concrete residence in rio de janeiro
two slim windows enhance natural lighting and visual connections between the office and side gardens

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abundant natural light and cross-ventilation are achieved through expansive window openings and sliding doors

 

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skylights naturally illuminate the dining room and contribute to daytime energy efficiency
skylights naturally illuminate the dining room and contribute to daytime energy efficiency
concrete beams meeting wooden ceilings give rise to eight skylights, illuminating the living and dining spaces
concrete beams meeting wooden ceilings give rise to eight skylights, illuminating the living and dining spaces
spacious white counters, a cooking island, and gray cabinets define the kitchen, connected to the dining room
spacious white counters, a cooking island, and gray cabinets define the kitchen, connected to the dining room
cantilevered wooden steps and sleek white railings enable natural light to illuminate the entrance hallway
cantilevered wooden steps and sleek white railings enable natural light to illuminate the entrance hallway
a monochrome master suite bathroom is marked by a freestanding bathtub
a monochrome master suite bathroom is marked by a freestanding bathtub

project info:

 

name: CT House
architect: MATTERIA | @matteria.studio

lead architect: Lucas Coelho Netto

location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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