Box house

Lead DesignerFlavio Castro
CreditsPhotos by Pedro Kok
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

The box house was designed by a young architect, for himself, as a floating opaque box. It establishes three types of relationship with the context.
The ground floor can be fully opened so the garden can be integrated. The upper floor can be 100% closed through steel doors and the roof garden, that works as a belvedere to the neighborhood.
It is a contemporary proposal discreet to the public eye, which respects the volumetric context, the climate and takes advantage of the architect/resident's beliefs to define spaces.
Steel, glass and wood are shown as they are, unadorned.