Location: São Gonçalo do Pará/MG
Publications: International Archdaily, Archdaily Brazil, Archello
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.
The Fazenda Primavera project is an intervention on a pre-existing property that had undergone successive expansions, carried out without planning or supervision by architectural professionals. The whole lacked cohesion, organization, and aesthetic unity. Privileged points of land served as areas of passage, while places of permanence were relegated to the background. The project needed to unify the spaces, take advantage of the surrounding view, and raise the quality of the architecture. The reform should still take advantage of the original structure as much as possible.
The house was separated into two blocks. The first, at a higher point, was a roof made of ceramic tiles with a wooden structure. It was used as a garage but gained a guest suite at one end. The second block housed a living room, kitchen, home, and three suites. There was also a covered leisure area and a large deck with a swimming pool. In the center, a covered garage separated the bedroom and leisure areas. The most prominent point of the set, with the best view of the surroundings, the place served as a parking lot for vehicles. Each of the wings (suites, parking, leisure, and deck) was built at a different time and differed from the others in the volume, height, rhythm of openings, and roof.
The renovation project was conceived around an axis, a straight line that crosses the entire lot and connects the two independent buildings. In the first block, the bedroom was completely renovated and converted into a space with its own living/dining room and two suites. At the opposite end, four parking spaces were preserved. The center is crossed by the central axis that organizes the new project and serves as the main access to the farm. A garden assists in the visual indication of the entrance.
The second block housed a living room, kitchen, home, and three suites. There was also a covered leisure area and a large deck with a swimming pool. In the center, a covered garage separated the bedroom and leisure areas. The most prominent point of the set, with the best view of the surroundings, the place served as a parking lot for vehicles. Each of the wings (suites, parking, leisure, and deck) was built at a different time and differed from the others in the volume, height, rhythm of openings, and roof.
The central axis continues its route in the form of a connecting walkway between the two blocks of the complex. Upon reaching the second block, it ends in a large double-height living room that opens onto the natural landscape. This room occupies the place of the old parking lot and gives the place the nobility it deserves. Its silhouette, defined by a gabled roof that ends in an elegant wooden portico, is the element that visually articulates the whole.
Now unnecessary, the former living room has given way to two additional suites. The bedrooms and the covered leisure, to the left and right of the new room, gained ledges in exposed brick masonry that give unity of style to the set. The entire facade has pivotal doors with wooden shutters that allow the full appreciation of the view, but they protect the property from the sun when necessary. The result preserves much of the original construction and a desirable country house atmosphere, but the farm has gained comfort and architectural refinement.
The deck and pool were remodeled and gained more consistent shapes with the rest of the project. At the back, a new building was added, a light structure intended for a games room, sauna, and changing rooms.