Before & After: A Pavilion-Like Addition Opens Up a São Paulo Home for Three Generations

Before & After: A Pavilion-Like Addition Opens Up a São Paulo Home for Three Generations

A 1940s bungalow gets a porous, vine-covered backyard unit that gives the family more space to work on their creative projects.
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Casa Curupaiti in São Paolo was a project six years in the making, but for the family that lives there—Marcos De Oliveira, Ruth Kuriyama, their son, their mothers, and their beloved Border Collies—it was well worth the wait. Architecture firm Terra e Tuma renovated and expanded the 1940s residence in two phases to create an adaptable, 1,890-square-foot home that serves multiple generations.

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