architecture

Exterior View

High up in the brazilian mountains bordering the state of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, the house takes advantage of the natuarl landscape and views with its continuous glass facade.

Living Room View

Cold floors are compensated with warm wood tones and soft fabrics throughout the design

Living Area Close-Up

The spaces use an open concept design separated only by an indoor garden and stairs that follow the original landscape.

Living Room View

Two living areas take advantage of the indoor and outdoor views provided by the landscape and architecture.

Fire Place View

Surrounded by glass, the fireplace living area focuses the user attention to the beauty of the existing nature outdoors.

Exterior View

Blending into the landscape, the goal was to design a house that did not impose into the natural grounds, nor used materials that felt off place. 

Umuarama

Residence

2020
São Paulo, Brazil

CONCEPT | Located in the mountainous region of the State of São Paulo, this project embodies the desire for the architecture to emerge from nature, being as much a part of it as the existing surroundings. Designed to maximize natural light and ventilation, glass sliding doors bring the exterior to the interior, while the interior gardens bring the interior to the exterior. Wood and linen furnishings create an inviting and warm atmosphere, complemented by a unique fireplace at the heart of the house. 
To minimize the impact on the terrain, the common area is divided in two, following the natural topography and differentiating the intimate from the social spaces.

Patio View

The patio is an extention of the living room, using the same principle of natural materials - wood and stone

Fire Place Close-up

This unique fireplace was designed solely for this house and serves as an alternative heat sourse for the main living area.

Entrance View

The entrance, shifted from the main axis, creates a pathway for the user to dicover the views and spaces of the design.

Dining Room View

The dining room is placed in a strategic position between the living spaces and the kitchen, in part hidden in a niche made out of the stone walls, and in part exposed to the main house atrium.

Exterior View Close-Up

The exterior patio transitions between the warm indoor atmosphere, to a protected and shaded area ideal to have gatherings, meals, and to relax.