Villa Motta

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
A residence with a pure, linear architecture that rests and integrates smoothly with its natural surroundings, a refuge from the urban conflict in a rural area located in the city of Santo Ângelo, in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul — Brazil.
Villa Motta appears in a simple way, a country house integrated with the natural environment and a small flock of sheep, with a timeless architecture formed by two concrete slabs that form horizontal layers, supported by stone walls, which act in harmony with the wooden shutters and glazed planes.
A house marked by its total integration between internal and external environments, creating an atmosphere of amplitude in parallel with its large veranda with swimming pool. A solid architecture, with its formal base intertwined with the traditional Brazilian modernism.

Santo Ângelo, Brazil

Project design year

Project website

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Applicant and authors of the project
Design team — Motta Construtora.
Principal architect & Visualization — Ruan Carlo Gomes.
Architect Ruan Carlo Gomes, graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from Instituto Federal Farroupilha, real estate broker, and post-graduate in lighting and landscaping, has more than 10 years of experience, and works as the head architect at Motta Construtora. Our architecture brings a solid base in modernism, based on the use of pure forms, fluidity of spaces, and on the use of natural conditions such as ventilation, natural lighting, and topography.

Status of the project
Working drawings


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