The Casa Borges (Borges House) is located in the Retiro das Pedras House Condominium, in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, right next to Serra da Moeda (Moeda Range).
Situated 15km away from Belo Horizonte, at 1,300m high, the location is gifted in terms of natural features: mild climate, beautiful landscapes and the typical quietness that comes with being away from large urban areas.
A young family lives in there; Tatiana, Afonso and their daughters Isabela, Mariana e Manuela.
With an area of 400m2, the house distances itself from the street and opens itself to the valley. The white wall plays with the textures and angled shadows by the morning sunlight.
It’s a game of open and closed, the thick and the ethereal.
Project name: Borges House
Architecture: Gustavo Penna, Alexandre Bragança, Ana Paula Assis, Laura Penna, Norberto Bambozzi
Location: Brumadinho – Minas Gerais – Brazil
Year designed: 1999
Year completed: 2001
Projected area: 400m2
Photos: Eugênio Sávio