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House in Ubatuba / spbr arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 8 August, 2010
House in Ubatuba / spbr arquitetos
House in Ubatuba / spbr arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +50

  • Project Team

    Ciro Miguel, Juliana Braga, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Flávia Parodi Costa, Tatiana Ozzetti, Lucas Nobre, Nilton Suenaga
  • Structural Engineer

    Ibsen Puleo Uvo
  • Landscape Architect

    Raul Pereira
  • Lightning Design

    Ricardo Heder
  • Client

    Antônio Carlos Onofre / Regina Silveira Onofre
  • Construction

    Bremenkamp Engenharia e Construção Ltda.
  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Site

Ubatuba is one of the most important coastal cities in the state of São Paulo.

This 55m x 16m ground plot, located at the far right end of Tenório’s Beach, borders on the seashore at one side and goes up a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters.

The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. They have inspired the entire strategy used in the conception of the project.

Planta Cobertura Detalhe Corte Planta Nível +25.80 +50

Strategy

Three columns, made in reinforced concrete, support the house.

The casting of these columns is possible by the use of sliding forms.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Four steel beams lay on the top of them in order to hang the slabs from above and also to avoid the use of support frames during the construction process, making it faster and more rational.

The very thin, beamless slabs and their level arrangements allow incredible sea views from every room inside the house.

Planta Nível +27.20
Planta Nível +27.20

Architecture

The main access to the house is made “upside down”.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The terrace on top is at same level of the street. A bridge connects the street to the main entrance of the house, allowing different views of the sea, of the hill and of the trees. Besides preserving a natural landscape, this hanged house actually floats among the trees, surrounded by birds and open towards the sea.

In other words, this is a house that can smell, hear and see.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
Cite: "House in Ubatuba / spbr arquitetos" 08 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/72196/house-in-ubatuba-spbr-arquitetos/>
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Fernando Gobbo · April 08, 2011

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Dorian Sesareo · November 14, 2010

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modular nine · August 28, 2010

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jasonlee · August 23, 2010

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Fellipe Del Ré · August 18, 2010

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Drica Azzolini · August 17, 2010

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Thayro Machado · August 17, 2010

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Lauren Bozarth · August 16, 2010

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elextranjero · August 13, 2010

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craftedpixelz · August 13, 2010

http://bit.ly/9Asx8L - This house is amazing. Want!

nezoca · August 13, 2010

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Morgan · August 13, 2010
TeeSangari · August 11, 2010

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victor rico · August 10, 2010

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Leo Goto · August 10, 2010

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Aquasol Albercas · August 10, 2010

disfruta del paisaje de las playas brasileñas, desde tu alberca en la azotea de tu casa de playa!! http://fb.me/Fd78Qem0

Rodolfo Provetti · August 10, 2010

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TeeSangari · August 10, 2010

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Michael Baugus · August 10, 2010

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João Torrejão · August 10, 2010

Geralmente vejo os Projectos que apareçem aqui no Archdaily mas nem comento.
Agora este Projecto é como uma lufada de ar fresco, talvez dos melhores que tenha visto ultimamente, se bem que apresenta algumas semelhanças com um do Rem Koolhas por causa da piscina no telhado; agora o resto é diferente como é óbvio;
Gosto bastante da separação dos módulos e do caminho que se faz através de pequenas pontes e da envolvente.
Parabéns, está excelente!

Elizabeth Fielder · August 10, 2010

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Ben · August 10, 2010

I tend to agree with John- the construction methods are extremely energy inefficient. Architects need to take a lead in energy efficiency because they have the intellectual resources to do so. Even when a client wants something like this in terms of size and layout, it can be constructed more energy efficiently. I have the view that clients with the financial resources to do this type of project are most probably leaders of some kind so its highly likely that in discussions with their architects they would be able to see the merits of energy efficient construction and that they have a global responsibility to act in this manner- to lead the way, as leaders.

Stylistically I think this is somewhere in the 1970's, but I do not see that as a negative thing- it was a great time in architecture, but great architecture is about looking to the future stylistically. Part of that style is the arrangement of materials and construction systems and part of that arrangement is related to energy efficiency, so the application of energy efficiency tends to produce a certain stylistic approach, especially when it affects planning- ie orietation of living spaces to make use of sun penetration etc.

I like the glamour of the spaces, but as an architect myself, I know that this glamour has not been maximised: the subservience of the designer to rectilinear forms (ie international style) means that spaces and their orientations do not make the most of outlooks- angling of spaces and more organic spaces that follow contours would be far more effective in doing this. The pool area looks particularly austere.

mystery · August 10, 2010

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isla · August 10, 2010

uhm, i think in every man´s heart, there´s a kid that would love to be there at least one night, what a treehouse

jrmy · August 10, 2010 03:13 PM

I agree with Isla; okay, it may have cost billions, but what a house! speaking of architecture, it is the most astonishing house I've seen for a while; see the use of concrete, glass and wood: each material is used with taste; and I'm not speaking of the site and its landscape... Usually I'm not "the bigger-the better"-friendly, but when I saw this house, I changed my opinion, just for a moment.
Of course, it's not social housing, it does not rebuild favelas, but this house give keys to make things in a way: you could make buildings with the same materials, the same use of it, the same solutions for windows, terraces, circulations, and it could be a beautiful building.

bLogHouse · August 10, 2010

John, I know where you're coming from. I used 'resources' coincidentally, without referring to what you meant. Anyway, in this particular case how would you suggest to 'change wasteful practices'? As a responsible architect, what would you do if offered a commission to design a home on this site with this program?
BTW, do we know what resources (your meaning) does this building use and how wasteful it is, compared to a house of a similar size?

Barnaby Chiverton · August 10, 2010

A house in brazil by SPBR architects http://fb.me/GBecExsF

John · August 10, 2010

I don't know how I feel about this house. It is definitely impressive and in a perfect world where the use of resources were not of concern and did not impact anything then it would be great. However I can't get passed the fact that this is a structure to house a single family that uses the same amount of resources that a large public building used by hundreds, if not thousands of people would use. In this way I find it very outdated and almost obnoxious.

bLogHouse · August 10, 2010 03:45 AM

John, I understand your concerns, but we are here to judge architectural qualities, not the injustices of our society. These owners have the resources and whether you like it or not, they are going to have a house as big as they want. They were lucky (and we are, too) to trust those architects with creating an example of good taste.

bLogHouse · August 10, 2010

what an excellent response to difficult site conditions!
I admire how the structural and architectural solutions reinforce each other.

Brian Baltin · August 10, 2010

Swooning over a house: http://www.archdaily.com/72196...

Mauricio Vieto · August 10, 2010

I absolutely agree. This house is incredible.

Frederico Zanelato · August 09, 2010

Breathtaking!

Dj ?? ????Z · August 09, 2010

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Hot In Real Estate · August 09, 2010

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Leo · August 09, 2010

would be better if the shading device over the balcony did not block the view of the ocean from the pool.

la trastienda · August 09, 2010

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gorden · August 09, 2010

i like the strategy.
and the two main columns

Rick Hoge · August 09, 2010

Check out the cross section drawing on this one..................... http://fb.me/x8iJQs0L

AFArchitect[s]. · August 09, 2010

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Alex Fernández V. · August 09, 2010

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anar-CHIE-tecture · August 09, 2010

Cool house by the Brazalian beach... http://fb.me/FbaCLd5M

mauro porrino · August 09, 2010
josevelazco · August 09, 2010

Sweet house in Ubatuba, Brazil. http://bit.ly/dwpb6Q

gonzalo rn · August 09, 2010

http://bit.ly/biposl espectacular casa en ubatuba, qué lindo que es Brasil che.

Diego Rocha · August 09, 2010

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André Amaral · August 09, 2010

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Carlos Gomez Cruz · August 09, 2010

now thats a cool house http://www.archdaily.com/72196...

jennifer koskinen · August 09, 2010

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Gosia Kung, AIA · August 09, 2010

Make sure you check out the section of this house. It&#39s an &#39upside down&#39 house (in a good sense). http://fb.me/Gk6X6ZD0

Michelle MacAlpine · August 09, 2010

Concrete house in the trees with sea view: Outstanding! http://www.archdaily.com/72196...

Marcos.NS · August 09, 2010

Ubatuba is not in Rio de Janeiro nor in Minas gerais, but in São Paulo

Juliano Teixeira · August 09, 2010

Mais alguém acha projetos como este irritantes?

http://www.archdaily.com/72196...

juliano · August 09, 2010

lightness is certainly NOT something I can say about this design.

unfortunatelly this is a trend that most brazilian architects cannot help to follow - as if it was impregnated on their DNA: concrete. ans more concrete. thanks to the Sao Paulo architecture old school.

in times where efficiency means money and less agression to the environment, more industrialized construction technologies should be taken into consideration. specially in the middle of the wild.

Yasir Azami · August 09, 2010

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Nasri Atallah · August 09, 2010

Amazing suspended House in Ubatuba, Brazil / SPBR Arquitetos | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/bJAI6R

up_today_arch · August 09, 2010

Yes... real brasilian creativity!!! May be not so high range of constraction quolity, bu so impressive... Passion and beauty... To say I like it, it means to say nothing. Honesty I do not like it by the style. But I fill the power of architecture in this project...

Afonso Condi · August 09, 2010

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AxeTB · August 09, 2010

The view from the beach (see picture) totally reminds me of Jurassic Park. The way the T-rex storms out of the woods looks just like this!

Anyway, nice work. Love the feeling of living "up in the air". And the circulation does not seem too complex to be able to enjoy living fully. Spaces look very comfortable too.

Nikos Papakyriazis · August 09, 2010

http://bit.ly/aIx5Ps look at this house view and after that check where the house stands on http://bit.ly/cqs6fD

carolina · August 09, 2010

Ubatuba is not in Rio de Janeiro, but in Minas Gerais.

Markus Reuter · August 09, 2010

Crazy architecture: http://www.archdaily.com/72196... But I like it.

voisin de ville · August 09, 2010

Grâce au réchauffement climatique, ce type d'architecture brutaliste, très ouverte, sans isolation sera constructible en Europe tout en respectant les normes thermiques ...

C'est toujours très frustrant de voir ces bâtiment où dedans dehors sont très liés, où un simple mur en béton ou un simple vitrage suffisent.
En Europe, au dessus de l'Espagne, c'est plutôt maintenant des maisons quasiment hermétiques, très isolées par rapport à l'extérieur si l'on veut répondre aux normes thermiques, aux labels type PassivHaus ...

manuti · August 09, 2010

House in Ubatuba / SPBR Arquitetos http://j.mp/9wLpwH otra casita de veraneo

jude · August 09, 2010

one of the best houses i have seen in a long time .. brilliant

ashok · August 09, 2010

brilliant concept!

archi · August 09, 2010

Outstanding.

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Mike Eustis · August 09, 2010

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Andrew Geber · August 09, 2010

i envy places where they dont have to worry about thermal bridging

Designers at Large · August 09, 2010

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Andrew Walker · August 08, 2010

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Thiago Emerich · August 08, 2010

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Graham Cowen · August 08, 2010

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Gustavo Jimenez · August 08, 2010

Esta casa en #brazil es uno de los mejores proyectos de #arquitectura que he visto ultimamente SPBRarquitectos #diseño http://is.gd/e8USu

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jeff · August 08, 2010

I agree with everyone on this,what a great treehouse!

Dimi12 · August 08, 2010

One of my favourites! The interaction with the context is great! A treehouse by concrete!

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Engel · August 08, 2010

This is beautiful. Sensitive to the wilderness below. So many things live below the house. I would love to be there.

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Luis · August 08, 2010

This house is unbelievable!.
The connection with nature is spectacular...
Congratulations to the studio

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