jacobsen arquitetura visually blends inside and outside with são paulo house
all images © leonardo finotti
taking advantage of the tropical climate and the generous plot of land, rio de janeiro-based firm jacobsen arquitetura have conceived the ‘MLA’ home in the jardins neighborhood of são paulo. the urban dwelling was developed with a brief to be comfortable, warm but open to its surroundings, light and constructed with modern engineering with natural materials. the resulting design sees a single volume that runs parallel with one of its sides open completely to the lush garden landscape occupying the front.
the spacious living room acts as the heart of the house
the living room opens completely, to form what seems like a sheltered patio and establishing a seamless connection to the outdoor space. this subtle transition between inside and outside, between architecture and garden is continued throughout, with the central circulating space featuring an indoor garden. bedrooms are located on the first floor, placed on either ends of the scheme and connected by a walkway that bisects the double-height living room.
greenery is seen on both sides of the house, with the bridge connecting the bedrooms on each side
the home is located in the jardins neighborhood of são paulo
the structure uses large roof eaves, a slender structure, and wood and stone finishings
bi-folding windows open and close on the upper floor
the bedrooms, on the first floor, occupy the two ends of the volume and receives most privacy
MLA house by jacobsen arquitetura