The starting point of this project was the 15 meters tall paineira tree that is located inside the lot. We created an east-west axis starting from the tree and parallel to the street, defining the main internal circulation. However, even upon entering the residence, the tree is not immediately reviewed. Various openings in walls and ceiling expose the paineira in small bits, which helps mediate the relationship between inside and out as a whole.
The program was divided in two blocks separated by a north-south axis: one with the services, living room and “dining room” to the west and the other with the bedrooms to the east. Both blocks have similar dimensions on plan, however a sequence of different ceiling heights insinuate the intended uses of each space. The external form is a direct result of this operation. The articulation of different ceiling heights that suggest the use and the importance of each room refer to Adolf Loos´ Müller House.
The main door is located in the narrowest part of the construction and allows direct access to the backyard. All the external wall surfaces were painted in the same textured paint. A lighter variation of the same color was applied in all the ceilings and internal walls.