casa 17 by cristiano kheirallah and thiago giannini 

 

set in southeast são paulo amid lush greenery, casa 17 is a bold residential project completed by architects cristiano kheirallah and thiago giannini. with a built area of almost 1,000 sqm, it features two superposed volumes practically perpendicular to each other, built on a composite structure (concrete and metallic) detached from the land and appropriating the local nature. 

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all images © pedro mascaro

 

 

visually balancing privacy and openness 

 

casa 17 is marked, overall, by its minimalism on one facade and balanced forms on the other. specifically, kheirallah (see more here) and giannini (see more here) endowed the southern facade that faces the street with horizontal gestures and discretion to ensure indoor privacy. the northern front, however, takes on a different approach. with glass frames glazing a series of protruding volumes, it opens up multiple views to the brazilian native forest. 

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northern facade with balanced volumes and an open design

 

 

following that same logic of balance, the house’s upper body hosts the more private rooms while the lower level comprises the entire living area (kitchen, living, dining etc.) that connects directly to the outdoors through large openings.

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glazed openings frame charming views of the native forest in front of casa 17

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bold gestures and exposure define the northern facade

this 990 sqm house in são paulo is marked by two contrasting facades
southern facade facing the street is visually discrete, with minimal accents

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offering privacy without entirely blocking visual access

 

 

 

 

 

 

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this 990 sqm house in são paulo is marked by two contrasting facades
 
this 990 sqm house in são paulo is marked by two contrasting facades
 
this 990 sqm house in são paulo is marked by two contrasting facades
 
this 990 sqm house in são paulo is marked by two contrasting facades
 

project info:

 

name: casa 17
location: itu, são paulo, brazil 

plot area: 3,115 sqm

built area: 990 sqm

architecture: cris kheirallah arquitetura , tua arquitetura | @tuaarquitetura

team: cristiano kheirallah, thiago giannini (co-author), tiago motta, nathalia moura, lorena melcon 

photography & video: pedro mascaro | @pedro.mascaro 

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom