felipe rodrigues has completed the ‘moenda house’, a 20,000 square meter home in são paulo, brazil. with around 70% of the surrounding land occupied by protected virgin forest, the plot is at the highest point of the development, with a panoramic view of the horizon. the home is divided into a two interconnected blocks: one houses the owner’s living quarters while the other is intended as a guest home.

felipe rodrigues moenda house
the home is divided into a two interconnected blocks
all images and video by pedro vannucchi

 

 

the main block houses the sitting room, TV room and kitchen, as well as the terraces. felipe rodrigues’ design integrates cantilevered terraces with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors which create wide open spaces with free ventilation and draw the landscape into the home. at the upper level of the home, a small studio and terrace with a wooden deck featuring an infinity pool faces the surrounding forest. the guest house features additional bedrooms and a dining area. 

felipe rodrigues moenda house
one block houses the owner’s living quarters while the other is intended as a guest home

 

 

the elongated concrete facade allows the home to appear slotted within the sloped site, blending into the lush setting. the cantilevered concrete further contributes to the sensation of ‘floating architecture’. the use of concrete screens to block out circulation further contributes to ventilation and free-flowing natural light throughout the home. 

felipe rodrigues moenda house
at the upper level of the home, a small studio and terrace features an infinity pool

felipe rodrigues moenda house
the plot is at the highest point of the development, with a panoramic view of the horizon

felipe rodrigues moenda house
the 20,000 square meter home is located in são paulo, brazil

felipe rodrigues moenda house
the open design integrates the surrounding landscape within the home

felipe rodrigues moenda house
floor-to-ceiling glass walls create a brightly lit home


the multi-level home blends dynamically within the sloped site


the guest house features additional bedrooms and a dining area


the choice of concrete screen blocks in the circulation of the bedrooms


free-flowing ventilation and wide opens views characterize the home


an open plan social area extends to surrounding terraces


the rectangular home appears to be slotted within the landscape


the estate is surrounded  by virgin forests

 

 

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