Connected Home

LG ThinQ Home, CasaCor 2021

Estudio Guto Requena + PAX Arquitetura

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Authorship: Estudio Guto Requena + PAX Arquitetura

Interior Design: Estudio Guto Requena

Structure Calculation: Carpinteria Estrutura, LIGHTING DESIGN, Foco Luz e Desenho, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Monica Costa

Estudio Guto Requena Team: Guto Requena: Creative Director, Ludovica Leone: Operations Director, Sérgio Sá: Financial Director, Monique Tavares: Project Coordinator, Thatiana Pacheco: Project Coordinator, Mateus Fraga: Architect, João Vargas: Architect, Rodolfo Torres: Architect, Priscila Sati: Architect, Breno Sá Leitão: Junior Architect, Damany Santos: Intern (architecture), Thalissa Bechelli:Communication Coordinator, Paulo Paiva: Communication Designer, Ian Diesendruck: Product Coordinator, Orion Campos: Architect (Parametric design), Bernardo Yono: Junior Product Designer, Jasmim Caparroz: Junior Product Designer, Heitor Espindola: Intern (product), Camila Gonçalves: Juntxs Lab Coordinator, Bruno Aricó: Computer Scientist, Isabella Previti: Architecture Intern

In an environment where civil construction is one major contributors to carbon footprints it becomes a necessity to invest in new ways of designing and building.

The Connected Home is a collaborative digital fabrication project that seeks to disseminate a sustainable construction method through a global collaboration platform, the wikihouse.

From the availability of the construction system, it is possible to develop a variety of forms, adaptable to different project demands.

A house connected with new technologies, built from naval pine plywood sheets, manufactured on a CNC machine, and assembled only by fittings. There are three axes of porticos articulated by a connector module covering walls and ceiling with prefabricated wooden boards.

A clean, waste-free, organized and efficient work site.

The external structure (ports and wooden boards) which occupies an area of 100 m² was assembled in just 10 days.

While traditional concrete constructions emit 1 ton of CO2 into the atmosphere for every ton of concrete, wooden construction sequesters carbon dioxide in the same proportion.

The external structure is covered with waterproofed vegetable fiber tiles, a type of light covering, made from recycled paper. Inside the House, the wooden panels are the finishing, bringing comfort and elegance. They are the setting for the mix of Brazilian design furniture and works of art selected by Guto Requena, from the rich collection of Galeria Nara Roesler.

The interior space consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, two balconies and LG showroom. All materials and finishes were designed to generate a minimum of non-recyclable waste. The Stainless-Steel Kitchen was specially designed for the LG ThinQ House, which allows for a smooth surface that meets the legal requirements of hygiene, from the use of stainless steel that stands out for its high performance, durability and for being fully recyclable.