Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos

Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos

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São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: Rocco Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  212 Area:  212
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Ana MelloPhotographs:  Ana Mello
  • Collaborators:Renata Pedrozo, Simone Ferreira
  • Buiding Company:Construtora Ciampolini Rocco
  • Building Cordenation:Giancarlo Rocco
  • Engeneer:Jairo Correa Junior
  • Landscaping:Teodoro Marques da Costa
  • Architect In Charge:Giancarlo Rocco
  • City:São Paulo
  • Country:Brazil
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Text description provided by the architects. This project is a renovation of a 1940's house in the city of São Paulo.

The client, a single woman, wanted a more free an fluid space, so almost all of the first floor internal walls were removed. In order to do so, without having to include any sort of beam (iron or concrete) under the slab, a suspended beam was installed on top of the second floor (under the roof). It was attached to a built in rod. So, part of the first floor structure was held by this hidden beam.

© Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

That also allowed to create a huge aperture on the back facade that permitted to increase the integration between inside and outside very nicely.  Sliding doors, that hide on one side, raises the effect. The old kitchen was incorporated into the living area, so a new one was built on the side yard, it was covered by a glass roof with a wood slatted screening.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

On the second floor, an exposed concrete "box" with the same slatted screening technique is an extension to the master bathroom and closet that rooms also a bathtub. 

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Cite: "Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos" 10 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771500/sagarana-house-rocco-arquitetos> ISSN 0719-8884
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