UNA arquitetos: house in sao bento do sapucai
UNA arquitetos: house in sao bento do sapucai
mar 08, 2013
UNA arquitetos: house in sao bento do sapucai

‘house in sao bento du sapucai’ by UNA arquitetos, sao paulo, brazil
image © UNA arquitetos



sao paulo-based practice UNA arquitetos have just shared with designboom images of their ‘house in sao bento do sapucai,’ a single family residence
in a gentle sloping site. the ground level is characterized by a concrete shear wall construction that wraps around forming an almost closed circle
around a courtyard. transparent vertical planes of glazing allow views through the living and dining rooms and kitchen shaded by the horizontal
roof plane and separated by parallel vertical partitions. the other end of the residence is embedded into the hillside and contains a lineal organization
of program including storage, bathroom, and a staircase to the rooftop deck. a wooden rectangular volume is supported perpendicularly to the
foundation structure, elevated off the roof terrace to house the private bedrooms with several apertures extending views to the landscape. the supporting
structure for the elevated mass is kept on the outside of the roof, leaving the interior free of imposing beams. the overlapping of forms displays a dynamic
relationship between spaces that fluidly circulate into one another.



rooftop deck and reflecting pond connects with the higher point of the site
image © UNA arquitetos



stacking of contrasting volumes
image © UNA arquitetos



internal courtyard space
image © UNA arquitetos



small terrace in the bedroom volume
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image © UNA arquitetos



image © UNA arquitetos



image © UNA arquitetos



image © UNA arquitetos



image © UNA arquitetos




site plan



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level 2



rood plan


















project info:



project start: 2011
location: sao bento do sapucai, sao paulo, brazil
design team: cristiane muniz, fábio valentim, fernanda barbara, fernando viégas
collaborators: bruno gondo, carolina klocker, eduardo martorelli, igor cortinove, marta onofre, pedro freire, roberto galvão

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