in brazil, mf+arquitetos has completed a single storey residence with retractable floor-to-ceiling shutters that control privacy, daylight, and views. located in franca, a municipality in the state of são paulo, the property extends in a linear trajectory across the longest edge of the plot, offering continual views of a lush adjacent garden. throughout the design, simple lines and rational volumes create intimate relationships between internal and external space.

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the single storey residence is located in franca, a municipality in the state of são paulo
all images by renato moura

 

 

channeling the influence of brazilian modernism, mf+arquitetos paired natural materials, such as wood and stone, with concrete and weathering steel. interrupting the home’s linear formation, a volume containing part of the home’s living space extends perpendicularly to the main house. in turn, this adjoins an expansive terrace complete with an L-shaped swimming pool, which runs parallel to the property.

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floor-to-ceiling screens control privacy, daylight, and views

 

 

internally, a host of other living areas are laid out in sequence. the remainder of the living accommodation is presented against the backdrop of more plantation, which is positioned between the house and its boundary wall. four bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, open out onto a sheltered veranda, which runs the length of the residence. 

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simple lines and rational volumes create intimate relationships between internal and external space

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 the property extends in a linear trajectory across the longest edge of the plot

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living accommodation is presented against the backdrop of plantation

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vegetation is positioned between the house and its boundary wall

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natural materials, such as wood and stone, have been paired with concrete and weathering steel

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an expansive terrace is complete with an L-shaped swimming pool

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the pool runs parallel to the property

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part of the home’s living space extends perpendicularly to the main house

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four bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, open out onto a sheltered vernada

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the scheme offers continual views of the adjacent garden

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the home has been significantly elevated above ground level

 

 

project info:

 

location: franca, SP, brazil
built area: 516 sqm
year completed: 2016
landscaping: vivian viana
construction: roman villa engineering
photography: renato moura

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  • Awesome! congratullations! It makes worthy to visit Franca!

    josean vilar says:
  • I’m a fan of architecture that connects built living space with its local. I live in Seattle and often have my porch door open during good weather. However, if I forget to close the screen local critters have been known to wander into my apartment. Not all of them are welcome, particularly the local rats. Do architects think about these issues when designing these spaces? Do they create rodent-resistant systems for lighting, plumbing, and storage? I love letting in the light and air – they flow in and out of the living space. Once the rats and some of their friends get in, they’re not interested in leaving. I’m wondering how the designers think home owners will prevent the arrival of guests who won’t leave – not just the Airbnb guests, but the rats, too.

    Mark Seattle says:

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