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MMS House by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

House exterior of the MMS House designed by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos.

With a vast program to be fulfilled, the MT house was built through a mixed structural system (reinforced concrete and metallic structure), since the client came to us with the intention of realizing a residence with simple solutions and fast execution. For this, we divided the aforementioned program into 4 floors that coincide with the division of the house: the subsoil is configured as a service sector, the ground floor and the last floor as social and coexistence sectors and the first floor as an intimate sector.

From the centralized implantation in the terrain and the determination of a central axis of vertical circulation, we conceive the spaces in an integrated way in order to stimulate the social interactions of the residents. Aiming at better comfort, we maximize natural light collection, ventilation and outdoor contact in all environments, which sometimes open onto the street at the height of the treetops, or open onto an outdoor area with a tropical garden.

Of a ludic character, the brick facade appears to decompose according to the end of the building and, in contrast to the austerity of the brick, the accesses and openings are well defined from the use of colored steel sheet frames.

The living and dining room has rustic wooden demolition floors and is decorated with several original examples of Brazilian designers of the fifties and sixties, such as Jorge Zalszupin and Sergio Rodrigues.


Architecture: Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

Team: Sarkis Semerdjian, Domingos Pascali, Roberta Brain, Linda Mattoli, Leopoldo Schettino

Interiores: Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

Contractor: Persona Engenharia

Techincal Projects: Mario Viviani

Metallic Structure: Systemaq

Lighting: Cia. da Iluminação, La Lampe

Metal Works: Dix Metais

Carpenter: Marvelar

Flooring: Parquet SP

Marble: Belas Artes

Corian: Avitá

Aluminum Windows: Lumisystem

Facade Braicks: Tresuno

Landscape Design: Rodrigo Oliveira.

Photography: Ricardo Bassetti