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David Guerra has graduated in Architecture by the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1991. One among the 5 architects from Minas Gerais selected to Vertentes exhibition (Architecture and Design) organized by the Museum of Brazilian Art and held at the Itamaraty Palace in 2008. Among other awards, first place in the set of Residential and Commercial Interior Architecture by IAB – Institute of Brazilian Architects in 2008. Also in 2008, he was a finalist in the Planeta Casa Prize. In 2009, he received first place in the D.I.A Decoration Prize by Amide and first place in Olga Krell Online Publisher Prize of Decoration, in the Houses category. In 2010, he received Honorable Mention in the Residential Interior Architecture category by IAB – MG.
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In 2011, he received first place in the Casa Cláudia Interior Design 2011 Prize, for Cottage Houses category, elected by the jury and the crowd. Besides that, he received Honorable Mention in the Residential Single Family Architecture category, by IAB – MG. In 2012 he was a finalist in the Casa Cláudia Interior Design, for Cottage Houses category and elected by the crowd, finalist in the Planeta Casa Prize, for Interior Design category, he received first place in the Olga Krell Online Publisher Prize of Decoration, in the Houses category, first place in XIV IAB-MG Prize, in the Residential Single Family Architecture category, first place and Honorable Mention in Interior Architecture category by IAB – MG and first place in the Amide de Decoração 2012 Prize, in the Houses category.
In 2013, he received second place in the Amide Decoration 2013 Prize, in the Houses category, and third place in the Olga Krell Online Publisher Prize of Decoration, in the Apartments category. In 2014, he received first place in the Amide Decoration Prize 2014, in the Apartments category and he was a participant of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, exhibition “Time-Space-Existence”, organized by the GAA-Foundation. In 2015, he received Silver A’Design Award in the A’Design Awards & Competition 2014-2015, in the Interiors category.
He has worked with Freusa Zechmeister and was Fernando Graça’s partner in interior design projects. He founded his office in 2002 and, since then, develops works in the residential architecture, commercial, institutional, interiors and furniture design area.
David Believes that a good project can’t miss a great interactive relation with the customer, full of affection, humor and observation.He searches in this interaction the creative, the elegant, the essential, without following only trends. Likes the mix that provides a space full of soul, memories, concept and identity. A space that would be personal, unique and unforgettable.
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The most iconic project
Disposed at the same level and surrounded by charming gardens, the residence designed by architect David Guerra attends a couple with children and grandchildren. “Marked by abundant openings of walls and ceiling, the rustic home is at the same time contemporary. The abundant use of wood from demolition and the family legacy mobile ensure that personality to the home. It is a safe and inspiring retreat, “said the architect.
A simple home program was installed on the level above the street, with all rooms on one floor. Only the studio and sauna are in the basement. The premise of the project, according War, was to secure the natural light in the environment. “The owners suffered from humidity and little sunshine in the former residence. With that in mind, we distribute spaces and positioned glass walls, including in top openings. This ensured cross ventilation and full integration with the outdoors, “he explains.
Inspiring environments and sustainable solutions
The main environment, formed by the integration of living room, dining room and home theater, was built with metal and high-ceilinged structure. The range sets it apart from other spaces. The kitchen can also be, or not connected to the dining room as the large port / wood sliding panel has a split function or unite these spaces.
Facing the garden in the outdoor area, a full gourmet kitchen – equipped with gas grill ‘char broil’ – was established to meet a great desire of the owners. An exclusive spa with openings offers relaxation, well-being and the beautiful view of the mountains. In addition, the home includes raising cash rainwater for reuse and pickups solar energy.
Materials and décor reflect history and identity
Ceramic tiles make up the cover. A timber liner “clear ipê” follows the unique water from the roof to the gardens, forming a balcony. “The floor of the terraced area was coated with hydraulic tile clear, soft geometrical designs,” says the architect. It also highlights the automotive paint coffee tone applied in major parts of the residence were kept apparent. “This house finishing well with the tone of the lining and the wood used in the large indoor floor”.
All facades received Italian texture, and the décor has personality with antiques – full of memories – the family has acquired over time. “The mix of the new with the furniture and curios printed residence this unique identity,” emphasizes War.
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