Sustainable Winter Loft | Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

• May 19, 2011

Brazil-based architectural firm Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados designed this Sustainable Winter Loft for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit.

A house that expands your horizons. That doesn’t confine. That is virtually and concretely open to the world, nature and its inhabitants.

Fernanda Marques

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Sustainable Winter Loft, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

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Sketch

From the constructive point of view, Fernanda Marques‘s project for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit was conceived under the influence of sustainability. All of the coverings, both internally and externally, were executed in recycled wood, as well as all the furniture, which carry the green seal representing our commitment to the environment.

In terms of lighting we have adopted the highly-efficient LED system, to lower energy consumption. Emblematically, the tree trunks originally from Bahia became our own supporting pillars.

From the conceptual point of view, this great lounge, an open-plan, single space of  207m², contains a living-room, gourmet kitchen, bar and a video hall, designed to meet the needs of a family’s hectic everyday life.

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Sustainable Winter Loft, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

I tried to give this transitional space a proper shape: a contemporary house. There was dematerialization in course: walls were excluded, overlapping function areas, reflexive surfaces. In, and at the same time, Out. This project is intended, if not to consolidate, but at least to investigate all of these aspects.

Fernanda Marques

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Sustainable Winter Loft, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Based on two premises, in terms of sustainability, the first one being that  if construction is smaller, it entails the use of fewer resources, as well as lower energy consumption. Secondly, on a more personal level, has to do with the desire to give a specified and particular treatment to all of the items that make up her projects.

My main interest is to approach architecture on a more authoral basis in every detail of my interior design projects.

Fernanda Marques

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Sustainable Winter Loft, image courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

This was seen in the fact that she designed of the pieces that furnish the space: from outdoor furniture to steel bookcases inside.

Not least impacting, and fully in sync with the lines inside, the elegant 235m² terrace expanding to its fullest projected like an outdoor-living room with a borderless pool framed by a fireplace. A long and sinuous structural awning certainly draws all eyes. A green roof, covered with vegetation that descends from the roof, passes along the pool side, turning into a counter and finally into a bar.

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Sustainable Winter Loft - Floor plan, drawing courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

+ Project credits / data

Project: Sustainable Winter Loft
Architect: Fernanda Marques | http://www.fernandamarques.com.br/
Typology: House
Area: 207m²

+ All images and drawings courtesy Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

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