Casa Azul is located in Iporanga, Guarujá, on the coast of São Paulo, Brazil. Being inserted in an environmental preservation area of the Atlantic Forest, the residence designed by Studio MK27 obeyed the rules of environmental certification and conservation of the existing landscape. Photography by André Scarpa.
The areas of intervention were few, with the project implemented within an area previously delimited by environmental agencies, keeping the rest of the land untouched.
For the construction, a perimeter of two meters was defined around the house to protect the forest from activities. The reconstruction of the forest was done with native plants, the main challenge of the landscaping project. The goal was to give a breath to the space, without leaving it with the feeling of “suffocation”, and to integrate the replacement with the local vegetation, which together change the landscape over time.
In the pool area, the landscaping prioritized a shaded garden integrated with the surrounding native vegetation, which extends beyond the residence, on the way to the sea.
Project: Casa Azul
Architecture: Marcio Kogan
Landscape design: Rodrigo Oliveira