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BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects

  • Architects: Biselli + Katchborian architects
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: Biselli + Katchborian architects
  • Designers: Mario Biselli, Artur Katchborian
  • Project Team: Tais Cristina da Silva, André Biselli Sauaia, Fernanda Castilho, Marcela Ernani
  • Area: 520.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

From the architect. The architectural conception for the BV House, located in São Paulo, Brazil, follows a structural approach evident in spans and cantilevers, result of the ribbed concrete slabs.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The three-floor house has on its first floor the garage and service areas, a second floor for kitchen and social rooms and a third floor with bedrooms and family room.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

This is a typical urban house in the city of São Paulo, established on a site with a sharply inclined surface from the street. The main idea expressed in the project is to give an immediate answer to the place, that has its front (biggest measure) turned north towards an extraordinary view of a rare remaining fragment of Mata Atlântica (Rain forest) right in front of the plot.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The side wood facade is an important element, as it indicates the main access. It also gives privacy to the residents and protects the building from excessive insulation, and also creates a pleasant social space in the balcony.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The metallic details appear on the house as carefully created elements, such as the balconies, handrails and window frames. On the third floor v-opening aluminum shades filters the excessive light and bring movement to the main façade.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
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