Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Built area: 635sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti
This is a 4-level house built for a family of 4 – a couple and 2 teenage kids. Very informal people, they wanted a warm, comfortable house where they could all host friends and have fun together.
From the street a few steps up, one enters the house on ground level. Wide living areas – sitting, dining and TV rooms – were designed all in succession and open onto the garden, the patio and even the pool so as to allow for full integration between spaces, and interaction between guests.
Privacy is yet possible to get in this house, as large doors may slide out from recesses in the walls and separate rooms as necessary.
Family bedrooms and a private sitting room were placed on the first floor, while roof top was turned into a large terrace for overview of the surroundings.