Category: Single family house
Name of University/College: Federal University of Uberlândia
Year of graduation: 2022
The Shutter House is a single family habitation proposed to embrace nature and its native features in Uberlândia-MG/Brazil, where there are high temperatures and low humidity. Therefore, the project makes use of the natural conformation of the terrain and orientation to take profit from the strong winds and solar incidence through an horizontal form and ample openings, as well as the water element inside the house, providing crossed ventilation, improved air humidity and high illumination to all spaces. Furthermore, the outside areas incentive the conscientiously use of natural resources through native species and a peace and meditation area. The core of the project is its amplitude to the exterior and the possibilities of exchange with nature and the internal spaces.