RP House, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Located in the countryside region of Riberão Preto in the state of São Paulo, the RP residence is on a site of land measuring 14 by 26 meters. The initial conceptualization began from a central room connected to all the other rooms of the residence. The house’s construction was inspired in the principles of architectural functionality of Buahaus. This 1920s movement was characterized by the replication of design in an industrial format. The steel structure rational distribution contributed residence´s concept.
There is access to the upper floor through the metal staircase in the center of the room, connected by walkways leading to the bedrooms and terrace. The details are result of the constructive solutions used in the project: the slab in concrete advances transforming into overhang, the staircase is supported by the extension of one of the beams of the walkway, and the concrete and white paint are dominant, emphasizing the house’s simplicity.
The simple geometric volume, the elimination of decorative elements and the use of the roof as terraces reinforce the principles adopted in the project. The handrail references elements of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha) based on a 6mm by 50mm metal sheet, which brings levity and security for the staircase and walkways. The large glass vents, in addition to creating all ventilation, bring natural lighting to the interior of the house. The furniture was placed in a way to highlight the spaces and the design of each piece itself.
Principal Architects：Antonio Brandão．Murilo Gabriele．Felipe Bastos
Structural Engineering：Carlos Alberto
主要建築師：安東尼奧．布蘭德 莫里歐．加布里埃 費利佩．巴斯托斯