Forest House / Estúdio Zargos

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Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Exterior Photography, Door, Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. In a traditional neighborhood of Belo Horizonte, full of stories and values, Forest House is the union between past and present, the old and the new, a building forgotten, resurfacing with new residents in the middle of the Floresta neighborhood.

Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden, Courtyard
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Plan – Ground floor
Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Interior Photography, Facade, Concrete
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Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Interior Photography, Stairs, Windows, Facade, Handrail, Beam
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One of the last redoubts of the capital of Minas Gerais that, without losing elegance and sophistication, brings the past to the present, centennial buildings dressed with youthfulness, this is the present and will be the future. Old traces together with new materials, contemporaneity is not in the volume of the building, but in the re-signification.

Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Interior Photography
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Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Interior Photography, Door, Facade, Column
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Plan – First floor
Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Exterior Photography, Garden
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Section – A
Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Exterior Photography, Facade, Courtyard
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The project transits between the preservation of volumetric values and the austerity of contemporary materials. The first challenge was to reverse the initial demand to completely demolish the existing building, because the original forms and proportions of this project, span decades and tell us the story of a welcoming and receptive city, just like the neighborhood, without losing sight of the main goal, to make Forest House much more than a house, a home.

Forest House / Estúdio Zargos - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
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