Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros

June 13, 2012 Comments Off on Loft Bauhaus by Ana Paula Barros


The Bauhaus inspired modernism of the work of the architect Ana Paula Barros. The loft occupies 160 m2 and is a true example of the Brazilian architecture. At the same time, it is a project by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa  which means that here we can see elements, incorporated from the famous German school. Inspired by the Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe, the founder of the Bauhaus wanted the space to explore four of the five points of modern architecture, open floor plan, piles, open front and huge windows. Despite the sleek design, we can also see organic and natural elements like stone, iron and wood, which are typical for the work of Ana Paula. They provide warmth and cozy atmosphere. The villa consists of a spacious lounge / dining room, which also functions as a terrace, the room and bathroom are in the same area. The bathroom is opened to the garden with a large glass window. The kitchen is on the opposite side of the room and joined to the outside through an open dining. We can recognize the sustainability in this project. The house has superior ventilation, which helps the thermal comfort of the interior against hot and humid climate of Brazil. In addition, the house was suspended 60 cm from the soil to the surface , but it is not in direct contact with the ground. The materials used for coating are reused and some of them are recycled.

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