Publications: Archdaily Brazil, Architecture Gallery
Founded in 2008, Mutabile develops architectural projects and manages project works of its own. The projects cover different scales and typologies, from small interior renovations to large developments with an urban scale.
For Mutabile, architecture is a way to raise awareness, which is why we are concerned with the entry and path of natural light into spaces, sounds, and winds and the sensations that different spatial conformations can provide.
Language, materials, and local techniques are investigated and rethought, especially from the inside out. That is, the formal configuration of the architecture lends itself to the experience of feeling good in the created space.
This weekend house is located next to Lago de Furnas and was implanted in order to prioritize the best view and sunlight, in addition to preserving the privacy of its owners. The house was divided into two floors, the first comprising the social area and the second the intimate area. The entrance takes place through an access ramp at the most suitable level for its implantation to avoid as much as possible the movement of the earth on the ground.
On the first floor, the open environments provide a fluid integration between the rooms, kitchen, and veranda. Access to toilets and sauna can be done both through the room and through the external area.
The V-shape of the house generates a diagonal main façade in relation to the land. The architects enhanced this facade through the use of embossed hydraulic tiles created for this project, which highlight the variation of solar incidence on it, creating a rustic facade, while contemporary in its geometry.
The sloping street and pre-existing construction on the adjacent lot made privacy one of the key points for this project. The solution was to light the room through unusual openings: one overhead and one close to the floor, as well as a large window towards the back of the lot, continuing the axis created by the overhead. The painted concrete pergola below the zenith opening creates different light and shadow effects throughout the day on the blind wall.
The light gives dynamism to the space. The staircase just below the zenith axis leads to the intimate area, located on the second floor. This area is made up of five suites with large windows in white aluminum shutters and views of Lake Furnas. The narrow and small plot presented a challenge both for the integration of the social area and for the possibility of the best view for the rooms.
The circulation that gives access to the rooms is open to the double height of the room. The room gives access to the covered and open veranda, where there is a barbecue and support bench, in addition to space for a living area.
The veranda gives access to the deck and pool and to the side circulation for the sauna, shower, and toilets. The cumaru wooden deck and triangular swimming pool covered in hijau stone, located at the corner of the land, have a wide view and sun all day. The infinity pool, suspended from street level, gives the space a sense of spaciousness.