01 FP House

The Pampulha lagoon in Belo Horizonte
is full of architectural significance 
and to build on its margins means 
to be close to the modernist legacy. 

The building considers that recent history 
but also expresses its modern urban spirit 
with rural balconies and breezes.
The land slope dialogues with the building
and proposes fittings and suspensions.
The house contains two times: 
The fluctuation of the front volume 
shows the intimate side of the residence
pointing the future at the edge of water;
the covering of the open area in the back,
where parties burn the wood at the oven,
is close to the ground and timeless memories.
In a sequence of steps and floors 
the house fits the site making a route
from the street to the roof, turned into observatory
transforming the tops in terraces
looking for the horizons seen at the topographic city
with it’s struggles and mutant culture 
and its mountains with their fragile eternity.
location: Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brasil 
project: 2007 / 2010
building: 2009 / 2010   
site area: 1243,00 m2 / constructed area: 454,00 m2
architectonic project: João Diniz Arquitetura Ltda
architectonic team: João Diniz architect, author/coordinator 
architects colaborators: José Luis Baccarini, Pedro Guadalupe, João Pedro Torres, Isabel Diniz, Caio Guerra, Clarissa Bastos, Elena Vale, Monica Ogura, Priscila Garcia.
photography: Leonardo Finotti
construction: Construtora Geraes / José Maurício Menezes
structural engeneers: Marcello Cláudio e Sigefredo Fiuza
installation projects: Senog Ltda
lightining design: Abajur de Arte / Adraiana Vasconcelos
lamdscape design: Mercado Verde / Firmino Fiuza
playground: Suzana Cadaval Arquitetura
tile artistic pannel: Fernando Pacheco 
artists: Jorge dos Anjos, Jayme Reis, Monica Sartori

João Diniz Arquitetura Ltda Av. Pasteur 89 / 809 Santa Efigênia 30150-290 |
Belo Horizonte / MG - Brasil | fone 55 31 999573033 | escritorio@joaodiniz.com.br