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JN House

Jacobsen Arquitectura

Tucked among Brazil’s Petrópolis mountains an hour and a half drive from Rio de Janeiro, this holiday home has been made to measure for the Client’s needs: a family get-away but with ample accommodation for friends; a restful place in the midst of unspoilt natural surrounds yet with ample guest quarters - a place for socialization and solitude.
The programme devised to meet these contrasting needs was a series of independent blocks distributed over the plot. The result: lodgings for considerable numbers in a context of calm and tranquillity.
The site chosen was a long narrow plot hemmed in by imposing hills. In only one stretch does it lie on the flat. The various residential blocks comprising the programme lie perpendicular to the plot, their linearity contrasting with the gently sloping terrain. The volumes blend effortlessly with their context though,...

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