Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

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Bar-Pool-Gallery

Brazilian Residence: Nova Lima Building, South America – design by BCMF Architects

17 Oct 2016

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Design: BCMF Architects

Location: Nova Lima, MG, Brazil

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
image : Jomar Bragança

Designed and built over just three months, the Bar-Pool-Gallery was planned for the Casa Cor MG 2014 as a kind of a hilltop belvedere.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
image : Jomar Bragança

The site is located in the central area of a private weekend retreat development, a series of bungalows with hotel infrastructure scattered on a sloping mountain overlooking the stunning valleys of Nova Lima, 12 km away from the city of Belo Horizonte.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
image : Jomar Bragança

The Project comprises two very simple buildings with a common open space in between. BCMF Architects designed the Bar, while MACh Architects (http://www.mach.arq.br/) designed the Gallery.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photo : Gabriel Castro

The open area (swimming-pool and deck) that integrates both structures and programs was designed in collaboration by the two studios, which are frequent partners and share the same working space since 2010)

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

The Bar is basically a raw concrete “square tube” structure with a cantilever spanning 10m over the site’s slope, pointing out to the landscape. In contrast to its neighbors, identical bungalows that are accommodated according to the contour lines, the horizontal volume of the bar sticks out against the steep topography (north-south orientation), opening up enough space for the pool and deck, which unfolds on the rooftop of the Gallery.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

The structure is an extremely simple volume (a 3x5x5m prism) as opposed to the pitched roof two-storey bungalows from the condominium, with few stark materials and almost no finishes.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

Inside, there is a sequence os places from one end to the other of the tube: veranda (entry porch), lounge, indoor-outdoor bar, main sitting area and, on the end of the cantilever, another veranda framing the landscape. The ribbed pre-cast slab of the ceiling suggested a series of “pixilated” openings to flood the core with soft natural light, while the floor is treated an extension of the swimming pool’s wooden deck. Simple furniture pieces and delicate lighting fixtures fits the interior of the bar (by Ana Bahia), giving it a casual and informal feel.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

The Gallery is the only “semi-buried” structure of the development. This strategy allowed open views from the landscape, and the use of the roof as a split-level observatory deck, which is an extension of the swimming-pool deck.

Two raw concrete boxes compose the building: one formed by the floor slab and walls, and the other one formed by the roof slab and beams. Steel columns allow a horizontal gap between the two boxes, bringing a beam of light to the interior as well as views from the swimming pool. The access ramps and stairs play with the landscape, hiding away and revealing views as you approach the sunken space, culminating in a complete opening on the interior that frames the view in a way similar to the Bar’s.

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

Bar-Pool-Gallery – Building Information

Location: Nova Lima, MG (Brazil)
Client: Casa Cor MG
Architects: BCMF Architects (Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes e Silvio Todeschi) + MACh Architects (Fernando Maculan e Mariza Machado Coelho)
Interiors (Bar): Ana Bahia
Exhibit (Gallery): Mostra Pau Ferro Cultural (curated by Luciana Garcia Waisberg)
Team: Patrícia Bueno, Vanessa Couto, Pedro Pereira, Yi Wang, Mateus Lira e Marcela Figueiredo.
Structure: Conceptus Projetos Estruturais (Sérgio Carvalho) e Antônio Victor (Piscina)
Consultants: Ambiente Piscinas
Surface area: Bar (125m2) / Swimming-Pool (340m2) / Gallery (110m2)

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photos : Gabriel Castro

Photos: Gabriel Castro e Jomar Bragança

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte

Bar-Pool-Gallery by Belo Horizonte
photographs by Gabriel Castro e Jomar Bragança, from architects

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