apiacas arquitetos: itahye residence in sao paulo
apiacas arquitetos: itahye residence in sao paulo apiacas arquitetos: itahye residence in sao paulo
jan 12, 2014

apiacas arquitetos: itahye residence in sao paulo

‘itahye residence’ by apiacas arquitetos, sao paulo, brazil
all images courtesy of apiacas arquitetos




brazilian practice apiacas arquitetos have recently finished the ‘itahye residence’ in santana do parnaiba, a suburb of sao paulo. the client’s flexibility in designing a structure on such a steep site allowed the architects to create a truly three dimensional home with an improved relationship to the street and several moments of private exterior retreat. the ground level at the eastern end of the lot projects out over grade leading to the first semi translucent perpendicular volume housing the kitchen and dining area. the exposed concrete structure provides the necessary privacy through its thick solid walls and as well as transparency through its folding form. an outdoor terrace leads to the second perpendicular volume which contains the living area. the street in a way is extended into the house and finds itself at the highest point of the building the further one wanders towards the back of the site. the more closed off spaces – bedrooms, services, tv room – are located on the levels below, with natural wood screens that completely close off the punctuated openings. an internal courtyard breathes life into all of the concealed rooms and only from this space can it be truly understood how open it is from the inside, a contrast to the more solid and closed-off look the structure possesses from the surrounding properties. above this open courtyard, a suspended glass bridge directly connects the kitchen and dining area.
































project info:



project name:itahye house, são paulo, brazil
architects (firm):apiacás arquitetos e brito antunes
principal architects:anderson freitas.juliana antunes
co-authors : acácia furuya, pedro barros e cristina brito
collaborators : cibele mion, francisco veloso, otávio filho, pedro paredes, yuri faustinoni
structural engineering:gepro engenharia
contractor : private
character of space:house
client: private
occupation of the client:private
age of the client:private
each floor area(㎡):
level -5.50m – 50m²
level -1.40m – 55m²
level +0.00m – 160m²
level +2.85m – 230m²
total floor area(㎡):495m²
building area(㎡):350㎡
site area(㎡):540 m²
principal materials:steel, wood, glass and concrete
principal structure:concrete
location:santana do parnaiba, são paulo, brazil

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