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  7. A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

  • 01:00 - 21 June, 2014
A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
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© Nelson Kon

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  • Structural engineer

    Heloísa Maringoni - Companhia de Projetos
  • Landscape Architect

    Isabel Duprat – Isabel Duprat Arquitetura Paisagística
  • Installations

    Pessoa e Zamaro Projeto de Instalações
  • Lighting

    Carlos Bertolucci, Guilherme Artigas - Companhia de Iluminação
  • Window System

    AC & D Consultoria em Alumínio e Participações / Eurocentro
  • Air Conditioning System

    Duílio Terzi - Fundament-Ar Consultoria, Engenharia e Planejamento
  • 3d Model

    Visualize Arquitetura Digital
  • Model

    FredCarol Maquetaria
  • General contractor

    CPA Engenharia e Construções
  • Site Area

  • Built Area

  • Publications

    GA Houses 103 – Project 2008. A.D.A. Edita. Tokyo, Japan
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Text description provided by the architects. This house, located in a green residential district in the city of São Paulo, takes advantage of its privileged condition, turning its integration with the nature into its distinctive trace. All its spaces maintain a clear relation with the 1,500-square-meter park in which they are inserted.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

On the ground floor, the social spaces are located under the shade of the upper volume of the house, connected to the gardens through a terrace and the glass sliding doors - that can be totally moved to the side, creating a 14-meter-opening. The upper volume, conceived as a translucent box, shelters the rooms and other spaces that require greater privacy.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

The structure of the glass volume was conceived in such way that it seems to float above the garden, supported by the central pillar made of reinforced concrete, that also shelters the main staircase to the upper floor. The connection between the horizontal plans and this supporting pillar is strengthened by the creation of voids around the box of concrete, which are also used to bring natural light from the roof to the interior of the house.


The upper volume is closed by a skin made of silkscreen-printed glass that works as a filter of sunlight. The print that composes the silkscreen works as a reverberation of the image of the park on the surface of the house, strengthening the interdependence between the architectural object and nature.

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
Cite: " A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados" 21 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884