Brazilian Architects Humberto Hermeto presents beautiful house design sited at irregular terrain in Nova Lima, Brazil. This building incorporate in two uses first as a big residence with five suites, generous living and leisure spaces; and second as a large gallery for the owner. The main entrance is marked by a void at the beginning of the portico. From there, different occupations under the cover create the enclosed areas such sauna, kitchen and bedrooms. These opened spaces are extended over the gallery coverage through a large deck, a pool and garden areas. Communication between the various levels of the residence is made by a central core that contains an elevator. It connects directly the first level of the gallery to the residence level. In an intermediate level, it connects the service, garage floor and the mezzanine of the gallery.
In the lower level, the gallery, the stereotomic volume. With the need for an air-conditioned closed space, the volume arises from the ground like a big rock, a big platform. At the top level, the residence, the tectonic volume. And the second action: to get the most of the existing views, the residence is distributed under a continuous roof, constituted by a reinforced concrete portico. This portico sets the residence´s built volume. And the residence is distributed under the roof, according the needs of each space: access , recreation area, kitchen, living room, bedrooms. The existing views guide the various openings: from every room one sees the mountains. – Photos by Jomar Bragança