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House In Sao Paulo / GrupoSP

  • 01:00 - 20 November, 2010
House In Sao Paulo / GrupoSP
House In Sao Paulo / GrupoSP, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects

    GrupoSP /Alvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies
  • Structure Design

    Eduardo Duprat
  • Installationa Engineer

    Ramoska + Castellani
  • Construction

    Roberto Growald
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

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From the architect. The fact that a large portion of land lies three meters below street level and the typical conformation of this urban batch 10X40m enabled a large open space that is straightforward and transparent. This space is defined in one side by the north face structure, a parallel free wall which houses a library containing 7,500 volumes and on the other side by a parallel block, an all closed space – a block with three stories that contains all the services, equipment and dormitories.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

To access this block concrete stairs positioned parallel to the south limit of the bath, to access the wall of books metal platforms connected to the service block placed in an interleaved manner.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The design takes advantage from the difference between the street level and the lower level of the plot, by positioning the living room in this lower level which ensures the required privacy and maintains the view of the distant landscape through the void. This simple home adopts simple constructive solutions, reducing the actions required for its achievement. The structure of the volume is resumed to masonry walls and reinforced concrete. Installations are apparent and performed without interference. After that the finishes are simple: monolithic concrete flooring and white Portuguese Stone.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
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