At first glance, the JG House designed by Mpgarquitetura Architects seems a little elongated and peculiar. However, a closer look reveals a smart structure beneath the refreshing uncharacteristic features.
The stress points and employed building techniques in these types of structures can typically be more complex than some traditional constructions. A top and bottom steel beam forms a main support system.
Placed right next to its hillside neighbors, this design contains many elements that make this place an outdoors connected home. Since the entire façade is covered in glass paneling there is a constant association with the outside and a steady stream of natural sunlight.
A main entryway is on the upper portion and can be accessed from the cleverly formed parking garage. The sleeping quarters are also on the top level.
The lower level social space crawls out onto the exposed yard, creating an indoor to outdoor deck that looks like a relaxing place to be.
This central portion also has a neat view of the backyard, complete with its own organic sculpture that brings the attention to the green countryside escape.
The materials throughout the exterior and inside the home were selected for their naturally weathered and distinguished finishes, which can sustain years of living among the elements while adding to the character of the home. The raw concrete walls, wood and natural stone all accentuate the outdoors.
The green rooftop garden is the perfect landscaping and helps maintain the internal temperature of the home. The sprawling spots of manicured green and trees near the home helps blend and connect it to the gorgeous valley.
One of the main building plans was to incorporate the impressive and extensive stretched out veranda without using the obstruction of pillars in the design. Since the construction doesn’t have pillars or large beams to get in the way of the views, it offers the striking sense of openness the architectural team was likely going for.
The concept for using this type of truss system was ideal for creating an original looking home, which looks picture-perfect situated in its own spot in the grass.
Photography of JG House © by Leonardo Finotti.
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