Located in northeast from Brazil, Campina Grande is the second more populous city in the state of Paraíba. Known by its hot and dry weather, its lowest temperatures rarely goes under 19C. The city has also a large cultural agenda and it is considered one of the main industrial, technological and educational centers in the northeast region.
In this context, the house was planned in a 8x20m plot, in a horizontal condominium and designed for a family of three people. The direction of the land (facade southwest) had guided the distribution of the spaces, leading the interior views to the terrace located in the back of the plot and bringing as much as possible natural light and natural ventilation. The house is divided into three levels: (1) service, (2) social, and (3) private.
The main level is lifted up from the street level, in order to provide more privacy and access to the sun light. The idea is to create spaces with the least amount of walls, but with visual delimitation between the program. In this level, all the social spaces are positioned: living room, tv room, dining room, kitchen, terrace and backyard. The main entrance of the house is made through the steps that composes part of the facade. Once you are inside, you can overlook the connection with the terrace/garden through a double-height transparent window that results in the unification of the inside with the outside. It was made sure that the house could be also extended in the perpendicular axis, providing to the kitchen, expansion.
The private area is in the third level, where the bedrooms are located, seats on top of the social level. Two bedrooms shares a bathroom and on the other side is the master bedroom, with its own closet and bathroom. Even though bedrooms 1 and 2 are located in southwest, it was provided an extra element on the facade that works as a second wall to absorb the sun heat and a gap in between to circulate the air and keep it cool. A skylight in the social bathroom on this level and also in the staircase was placed to bring natural light to those spaces.
The service is located in a semi-underground level. Garage, resident access, laundry room, storage, and atelier with bathroom are distributed in this space.
CASA CV is a game between light and shadow, connecting the inside with the outside. Walls dissolve into individual panels, instead of forming closed spaces. The house invites the user to talk and create a place of retreat in an open, creative gesture.