The Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

Brazilian studio 1:1 arquitectura:design created the Box House in the city of Brasilia, a conceptual project aiming to investigate the idea of residential occupation with an alternative take on the use of space and form.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

The Box House was designed for a young single professional and was developed under the concept of a pool house; an open plan house, which promotes internal fluid movement along with a set of open and spacious rooms.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

Plan ©1:1 arquitetura: design

The entire house is less than 65 square meters, two bedrooms, one bathroom, a small service room and an open plan kitchen-dining and living room area.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

The architects designed a volume in the form of a simple concrete box, which demonstrates a strong character and distinctive Brazilian aesthetics featuring bold, bright and comfortable dwelling spaces.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Although the house demonstrates extreme simplicity in terms of form, at the same time it features a rather interesting and intense material palette that successfully adds an eccentric edge and a sophisticated yet playful flair to the interior.  The Box House evokes a vintage Brazilian modernist style while it forms a stylish yet understated contemporary residence.

©Cesar Edgard

©Cesar Edgard

The exterior of the Box House is highlighted with a rusty steel outline contrasting with the grey boldness of the concrete façade while the interior of the building features an evident fun mix of textures, colors and Brazilian design furniture.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

On the whole, 1:1 arquitectura:design designed a house that is efficient, ergonomic with a genuine playfulness that combines both comfort and style in an astonishingly simple form.

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Box House by 1:1 arquitetura: design

©Cesar Edgard

Words: Ivi Vassilopoulou


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