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post #3436 of 3682
Great house; sucky kitchen.
post #3437 of 3682
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Arthur Casas
AL House
Praia de São Conrado, Brazil
2013

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had a chance to be great. but no.


the physical space far outclasses the finishings.
post #3438 of 3682
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Great house; sucky kitchen.


Rich Brazilians don't cook, they have a $2000 a month live in maid cook for them.
post #3439 of 3682
Sounds horrible, better to have a maid and a cook.
post #3440 of 3682
Most have a cook, maid and a Gardner and if not more than one, at that price I would to.
post #3441 of 3682
The kitchen sucks not for its functionality but because of the low chairs right across from the big white rise on the counter. No reason to have people look at a white block when there are so many other options. Also the relationship between the dining table, stairs and railings sucks. A lot of the other rooms are wonderful.
post #3442 of 3682
That's more like it. I will never understand why they do not close off the kitchen in situations like that. Give the cook a commercial kitchen where they can work comfortably.

I really like the outside railing and the deck on that house.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 8/23/14 at 7:58am
post #3443 of 3682
Well, it is only Find Finn's assumption about their lifestyle. I think it is a strange choice to have an open kitchen/dining room if you have help cooking. We certainly never lived that way. So my assumption is that somebody in the family probably enjoys cooking, and enjoys people looking at white ledges.
post #3444 of 3682
Those vents? above the kitchen combined with the colour white remind me of those huge and ugly microwave ovens from the 80/90's.




post #3445 of 3682
It was made for a TV presenter "Alex Lerner" and based on the floor plan, I would say I'm right.

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/08/12/casa-al-by-studio-arthur-casas-mountain-ocean-nrazilian-house-rio-de-janeiro/

Saw a program on BBC Cinderellas of the Slums, where they visited a "richer" family, who had an open plan kitchen and a cook.

Almost all houses/apartments I've seen from brazil, have horrible kitchens even $20.000.000 apartments have some 3rd world style kitchens, it seems like they grossly under prioritize them.
post #3446 of 3682
Bug problem aside, I really like that place.
post #3447 of 3682
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It was made for a TV presenter "Alex Lerner" and based on the floor plan, I would say I'm right.

I think you probably are right. Sometimes they will advertise a place as having a "cozinha americana" to differentiate from a usual spartan kitchen setup and when you take a look at the place you are still underwhelmed by the kitchen. Also, in my experience, inside domestic help is integrated into the family to a far greater extent than here in the states. I have seen families take there maids out to dinner with them as just part of the normal excursion out. It wouldn't be that weird to have your maid working in a kitchen open to the rest of the house.

Your figure of 2000 a month is way on the high side though. I bet you could get a good maid in a big city like Rio or Sao paulo for 500 a month.
post #3448 of 3682
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Well, it is only Find Finn's assumption about their lifestyle. I think it is a strange choice to have an open kitchen/dining room if you have help cooking. 

 

Perhaps that is where the help eats...

post #3449 of 3682
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Arthur Casas
AL House
Praia de São Conrado, Brazil
2013



 

Not bad but I get the feeling the owner would go to bed every night worrying about being raped and/or murdered.

Much better to live in a crappy house in a good location than the other way around.

post #3450 of 3682
Wut? There are retractable enclosures. Check the track in the floor.

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