Murillo Housing Montevideo, Uruguay duplex houses, New Residential Building Design

Murillo Housing in Montevideo

2 Sep 2022

Design: Estudio Santiago Fernandez + Candida Tabet Arquitetura

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

Murillo Housing Montevideo Uruguay

Photos by Reinaldo Coser

Murillo Housing, Uruguay

The DNA of Murillo 1665 originated in its implementation. The challenge of this project was to position five 200 sqm duplex houses in a lot while imposing minimal interference with its existing wooded surroundings, thus maximizing its harmony with nature.

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A major priority in this project was to keep majestic trees adjacent to each house. After additional studies on flow and natural illumination, the architects concluded that they could reach their objective by designing a cross shape plan accurately positioned in the terrain. This procedure resulted in an interesting rhythm, where identical houses would have a distinct look from every viewpoint.

Murillo Housing Uruguay

Murillo Housing Uruguay

The shed-style roofing and the emphasis on ethically responsible outdoor living with landscaped gardens bore out of a visit to Carrasco, where the the architects noticed a strong architectural identity, established in the first half of the 20th Century with its simplistic beauty and soul.

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The alternating wooden and corrugated sheeting façade reveals a visual quality brought about by a meticulous choice of materials and building details, including corrugated charcoal gray sheets, wood, white plaster, glass, and native vegetation. The living and dining rooms are located on the ground level, where an exterior wooden paneled volume encases the kitchen and laundry area.

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The majestic trees provide a soothing shield for an outdoor patio designated for gatherings, where the BBQ grill is the main star. The patio floor utilizes repurposed stones from the old house, maintaining the firm’s commitment to responsible and sustainable design.

Murillo Housing Montevideo

Murillo Housing Montevideo

The TV room is situated beside the central volume that contains the powder room and the stairs leading to the second floor, where three full suites are connected by a mezzanine-style family room. The double-height wall is comprised of glass panels exposing the abundant outdoor vegetation, while providing for cross ventilation and thus maintaining the air fresh and well circulated through the house.

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To resolve thermal insulation, the architects utilized double glass panels with solar protection; and on the façade – either wood or corrugated sheeting – purposely leaving a gap between it and the steel frame.

Murillo Housing Montevideo Uruguay

Murillo 1665 is a thoughtful result of an ongoing collaboration between Uruguayan architect, Santiago Fernandez, and Brazilian architect, Candida Tabet.

Murillo Housing Uruguay

Murillo Housing Uruguay

Murillo Housing in Montevideo, Uruguay

Architecture: Estudio Santiago Fernandez + Candida Tabet Arquitetura –
Team: Architects Victoria Ferri, Gonzalo Berrutti, Agustina Capurro and Carolina da Mata.
Metallic Structure: MTA Ingenieria
Steel Frame: Premier Drywall
Iron and Concrete Structure: Magnone-Pollio Ingenieros
Aluminum Carpentry: Alufran
Hydraulic Installation: Architect Mariana Caceres
Electrical and Lighting Installation: Architect Leticia di Fabio

Lighting: Trios Lighting

Landscaping: Rosario Algorta

Photos: Reinaldo Coser

Murillo Housing Montevideo

About Estudio Santiago Fernandez + Candida Tabet Arquitetura
Since 2000, Estudio Santiago Fernandez + Candida Tabet Arquitetura has realized residential, commercial, and institutional projects worldwide, creatively combining architecture, interior and design. The project development starts with a study of its environment and its historical perspectives, allying experience and innovation that leads to the research of materials to exceed the conventional use.

There is no predetermined script: in general, it starts with the architecture itself, and might end up with a very special design piece.

The studio has projects built in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, the United States, and Lebanon.

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Photography: Reinaldo Coser

Murillo Housing, Montevideo images / information received 020922 from Estudio Santiago Fernandez + Candida Tabet Arquitetura

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

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