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Strange Home has a Concrete Office Looming Above

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This startling tube suspends itself over a home, looking like a shipping container about to drop on the inhabitants below.

The tube seemingly hanging in the sky is the office space for a live/work home in San Paolo, Brazil, featured at Arch Daily.

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Below it, as if suspended from the tube hanging in the sky are the kitchen and bedrooms for a family.

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Under the looming office in the sky, (is Daddy’s job to be God, perhaps?) the kids eke out their kid existence.

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Commercial materials: simple expanses of concrete and glass make for a powerful statement.

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The family space is enclosed between building-height walls that wall the living spaces off from the neighbors in a protective private space underneath.

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As long as you stay in the sheltered living areas, these are some powerful and beautiful spaces. But hanging as they do from the shipping container office overhead, there must be a sense of dependence and ever-present danger. There must be a sense that you may not venture out of the compound with its roof-height concrete wall surroundings.

If you do, the yellow container in the sky is always there, ready to drop its heavy weight on you.

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The suspended spaces are lovely, beguiling and clever. But the sense of impending doom from above must be quite frightening and sinister.
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This house feels as if the architect is expressing the psychology of a very distinct personality. It seems as if a very overprotective and domineering work-at-home parent with a Very Important Job needs the family below to feel controlled by fear.

The Carapiuiba House has to be one of the odder live/work spaces I’ve ever seen: a grand endeavor that risks all, and comes up with something completely new. The architects are Angelo Bucci and Alvaro Puntoni.

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