in brazil, FGMF arquitetos has completed the ‘mirante house’, a residence near são paulo designed for a couple and their young children. at first glance, the property appears to be enclosed, with vertical steel louvers encasing the structure. however, upon entry, the scheme becomes much more transparent with clear sightlines directed towards the views at the rear of the dwelling.
all images by rafaela netto, video by renato caiuby
overlooking an artificial lake, the house is positioned on a steeply sloping plot, flanked by two neighboring buildings. in addition to the louvers, FGMF arquitetos used vegetation to shield the structure from prying eyes. plants and trees exist as part of the building, instilling a warm sense of nature within the three-level home.
vertical steel louvers encase the structure
the abode is accessed at its intermediate storey, with a kitchen the first room to be encountered. a walkway and a large glazed lounge connect the kitchen to the living room, which in turn adjoins the terrace and pool at the rear of the site. the terrace extends further via a walkway to a sundeck that appears to hover above the landscape.
vegetation is used to to shield the home from prying eyes
the level above contains the property’s sleeping quarters, with two outdoor gardens — conceived as landscaped terraces — forming part of the scheme. the sunken basement level houses a home theater, a wine cellar, a guest room, and an office with a balcony. an irrigation system collects rainwater for reuse, while the design also utilizes solar heating with thermal walls.
plants and trees exist as part of the building
a walkway and a large glazed lounge connect the kitchen to the living room
a concrete staircase leads to the storey above
the lounge and dining room
openings in the vertical louvers offer unrestricted views
clear sightlines are directed towards the view at the rear of the dwelling
the three-storey house is positioned on a steeply sloping plot
the residence has been designed for a couple and their young children
the terrace extends via a walkway to a sundeck
the project is located in aldeia da serra, near são paulo