Architectural studio Gisele Borges Arquitetura has clad an apartment building with perforated metal panels that do not obscure the view of the city and at the same time protect the privacy of residentsSeptember 1, 2022
In the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, a new residential complex Casamirador Savassi has been built, featuring an unusual shape. She was not so easy to imagine. The building is located on a plot of only 12.70 meters wide, surrounded by apartment buildings. To prevent neighbors from looking into each other's windows, the architects of Gisele Borges Arquitetura reduced the area of the upper floors. The result is an elongated volume tapering upwards, resembling a pyramid. /09/7a816b6d15cba518de0e9287dd674e2f.jpg” width=”728″ height=”1092″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Unusual house with perforated facade in Brazil” />< img src="/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/00f762bdfaaa5c54455b22ff7722b9fa.jpg" />
The outside of the house is clad in aluminum panels, which the architects call a “second skin”. This metal layer protects the façade from direct sunlight and creates space for equipment that lacked roof space. There are holes in the panels of different sizes that let light into the apartments, but at the same time hide what is happening inside from prying eyes. img src=”/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/576fac9aea84c514c0068088fc8826ff.jpg” width=”727″ height=”529″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt= “Unusual perforated house in Brazil” />
The building's reddish hue nods to the region's mining fields, while the V-shaped column that adorns the entrance is inspired by the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.