Located in Braganca Paulista, a commuter zone near the city of São Paulo, Brazil, this home's design celebrates the expansive vistas of the São Paulo territory. Architecture studio Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados (RMAA) used bold architectural forms, careful site planning, and a limited selection of materials to make a bold statement and create a functional space for large gatherings and intimate family moments.
At 3,464 square meters, the concrete-metal-and-glass structure is simple in material composition and massing. The two linear volumes are stacked upon each other, with the social spaces are arranged on the main floor and the bedrooms and bathrooms located above.
With its long facades facing the landscaped setting, the home's orientation allows for all social spaces and sleeping areas to enjoy the same stunning view. Lines between indoors and outdoors are blurred as floor-to-ceiling glass panels open to fully connect the built structure with its natural surrounds.
An open plan dominated the main floor, arranging all social spaces along a linear axis. A large paved terrace leads down to the outdoor swimming pool, which acts as a buffer between the home and the land.
The site's uneven terrain allowed further opportunity to build a caretaker residence, which is located in privacy on the lower level. Stairs and ramps lead through the lush gardens connecting all levels.
Simple and linear in form, with transparency and openness, abundant cross ventilation provides natural cooling and comfort. Not only is the home thoughtful in composition, it is sustainably sound as well. Rainwater is collected for irrigation and PV panels provide solar energy for water and pool heating.
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Builder / General Contractor: Lock Engenharia
Structural Engineer: Benedicts
Landscape Design Company: Thais Venturelli Arquitetura & Interiores
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