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Cap. 1 Três Figueiras


ABF Developments


Residential Building


Porto Alegre, RS, BR




2017 - 2023

Cap 1 Três Figueiras is a project that offers coexistence with the host without leaving the city. Located in the Três Figueiras district, in Porto Alegre, the project consists of 16 front-facing apartments.

The Hanging House

The neighborhood's standard typology is not ignored: four plots come, four staggered volumes are proposed, respecting an enveloping morphology. Each volume is fragmented into each unit, each one in format, functioning as suspended houses.

The design aims to consolidate a volume that dialogues with the geometry of the terrain, the lines of the street and the scale of the immediate surroundings. The staggering of exposed concrete blocks establishes continuity with the region's topography and ensures better use of balcony areas - all apartments have individual pools.

Resulting from the generative process, all units have unique character and visuals within a dynamic and homogeneous set.

The interior and exterior blend together as needed. The generous common areas are positioned facing the street, and users' privacy is regulated at will.


On the ground floor, the common areas are allocated close to the street, maintaining a constant dialogue with the sidewalk through perforated corten steel panels. On the top floor, the apartments are duplexes and, on the first, gardens.

At the top of Chapter 1 are the Duplex Penthouses, veritable suspended mansions. In them, the social and intimate areas are on different floors: below, the social; upstairs, the private area, with rooms designed to provide greater comfort and privacy to residents.

In the social area are the gourmet kitchen, the dining room and the living room; spaces that can be integrated into the large terrace with a private pool, through the opening of the floor-to-ceiling frames.