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The Fig House (Casa Da Figueira) in Brazil by Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura

Project name:
Fig House (Casa Da Figueira)
Architecture firm:
Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura
Eldorado do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Marcelo Donadussi
Principal architect:
Paulo Henrique Rodrigues, Roberto Stemmer, Ingrid Stemmer
Design team:
Francine Azevedo, Renata Lui
Interior design:
Built area:
726 m²
Site area:
1,540 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Pedro Chapon
Environmental & MEP:
Susana Nedel
Tools used:
Concrete, Corten steel, Wood, Glass
Residential › House

Designed by Brazilian architecture firm Stemmer Rodrigues Arquitetura, Casa Da Figueira is a house where a sculptural fig tree contrasts with the hardness of the concrete structure on the façade.  

The ancient and sculptural fig tree (figueira, in Portuguese), with the organic nature of its branches, contrasts with the hardness of the concrete structure on the façade. It houses the bedrooms in the upper floor, and it protects the dwelling from the harsh, polar winds blowing from the south.

On the ground floor, a longitudinal structure of Corten steel and glass protrude the living space towards the water. The solarium incorporates the bedrooms, with a view to the horizon of Porto Alegre. The aedicule, located half a flight lower in the terrain, was designed as a space for leisure and contemplation of the main building. The black pool mirrors the building and is a startling feature below the bridge by the wooden deck. Inside, concrete is also present in the curved walls that invade the house, including in the pool shower room and the playroom. The House da Figueira was the winner of the AsBEA 2018 award.


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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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