The house is situated on a lot of 37.700 square feet with dense forest vegetation, in the surroundings of the city of São Paulo. The privileged geography of the place – a true amphitheatre with access at the higher part – suggests an occupation that respects its natural characteristics.
For this reason we started with the creation of a platform that would define the human presence upon the territory, in contrast with the natural environment.
This platform of reinforced concrete was cut and folded, adapting it to the site and creating distinct functional regions. In the west wing a swimming pool and external living space were created. In between the two wings, protected by a suspended volume of exposed concrete, we situated the living room and kitchen, integrated in one and the same space. This suspended volume is the intimate area of the house, with three bedrooms at the north- and the suite for the couple at the south façade, separated by a large glass roof for zenith lighting throughout the full width of the volume.
Photos by Nelson Kon