BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects

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Architects: Biselli + Katchborian architects
Location: , Brazil
Designers: Mario Biselli, Artur Katchborian
Project team: Tais Cristina da Silva, André Biselli Sauaia, Fernanda Castilho, Marcela Ernani
Project area: 520 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

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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 slabs.

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.

model 01

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

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

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.

Cite: "BV House / Biselli + Katchborian architects" 16 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • juju

    sem graça.

  • emre


  • Tga

    Nice work! 
    But I think São Paulo has a very similar new houses.
    Should be like that?? I dont think so. São Paulo is a big city so heterogeneous, and your architecture needs show this thing.

  • up_today_arch

    Well organized and well done house….

  • frederico

    bonito o projeto mas achei a volumetria capenga porque tem um balanço de um lado e do outro não…

  • eduardo

    “coisa fina” really superb work