The Concrete House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
The Concrete House, located in the city of Nova Lima, is the result of an effort to create a beautiful and functional residential project from a simple and rational structure of exposed concrete. The house was designed as a concrete and glass box. The first floor is where services and leisure are located. On the second floor is where the house truly is! Access is via the stairs in the entrance hall, with double height ceilings, which is introduced by a portico over a large pivot door. Upstairs are the dining, living and bedrooms, the kitchen, office and an inner courtyard. Between the rooms, a beautiful central external patio, with a tree in the middle. On the same floor, a concrete plan separates the intimate part of the house, giving it privacy. From the front facade it is possible to see the mountains through the entire building. The visual permeability of the glass enclosures made it possible to share the privileged view of the house with the street.

Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Applicant and authors of the project
Ângela Roldão Arquitetura, Brazilian office based in Belo Horizonte.
Ângela Roldão, who has studied and worked both in Brazil and in Germany, has been working for more than thirty years in the architecture and interior design market. The studio has projects in several cities in Brazil and also in other 7 countries, and has been published in many books and magazines all over the world.

Other participants
A. de arte, Amém Casa, ncora Revestimentos, Ana Luiza Decorações, Átrio, Belíssimo, Carpintaria Sinolar, Casual Móveis, Cinex Arch / Sumisura Serviços, Demuner, Donatelli, Elisa Atheniense, FAS Iluminação, Ferreira Ulhôa, HB Design, Iluminar, Inne Móveis, Jader Almeida, Kitchens, Live Automação, L’idea, Marcato, Marco Grilli, Marie Camille, MG Mármores, Mharmaros, Micheliny Martins Móveis, Odegard Carpets, Persianas & Ideias, Portobello Shop, Resicon, Sandra e Márcio, São Romão, Templuz, Terr