FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero

FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero

a plant-filled house in brazil

 

In a residential neighborhood of Campinas, São Paulo, FGMF arquitetos completes its latest residence dubbed Casa Sombrero. The dwelling is built with an inward-facing organization and focuses on the integration of private indoor and outdoor spaces. This is achieved with a transparency to create a dialogue between the living spaces and the lush gardens designed by landscape architect Juliana Freitas.

FGMF casa sombreroimages courtesy FGMF Arquitetos

 

 

inside the casa sombrero

 

The team at FGMF arquitetos positions its Casa Sombrero longitudinally along the 1,200 square-meter plot. The team explains: ‘From the facade, the garage, kitchen and service areas meet in a volume of concise openings, with access to the living and dining rooms that closes to the street, guaranteeing the privacy of the extremely transparent social space below.’

 

The gathering spaces of the house are enclosed by large glass panels that open toward the lush gardens on both the south and the northern lawn. The team continues: ‘On the entire side, frames in the central axis of the project allow opening to the external area with a view of the solarium area and swimming pool that surrounds the social area.’

FGMF casa sombrero

 

 

the inverted structure

 

The team at FGMF designs its Casa Sombrero with an ‘inversion’ of the traditional structural system which sees the pillars inside, beams over the pillars, and slabs over the beams. The structure of the Casa Sombrero is organized in the opposite way.

 

Here, the exposed concrete pillars project from the gardens outside the house and support long-spanning metal beams. Delicate metal frameworks hang from these beams and appear to float over the porch and social spaces, ensuring glass on virtually every side of the house. The group notes: ‘There is a slope between the covers that accentuates the main circulation axis and guarantees even more light. This structural system also supports rectangular white metallic pergolas that cast interesting shadows on the solarium and on the building itself.’

FGMF casa sombrero

 

 

Partner at the FGMF office Fernando Forte explains: ‘The roofs supported by tie rods seem to float over the house while the pillars are in the middle of the garden or solarium – this ensures a lot of lightness and transparency to the project, in contrast to the more opaque volume of the entrance.

 

When the visitor enters the house, he is in for a surprise; he passes into a corridor with lots of green on the side and suddenly finds himself in a room flooded with light, completely integrated into the land.’

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FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 
FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 
FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 
FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 
FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 
FGMF arquitetos infuses light-filled garden spaces inside its casa sombrero
 

project info:

 

project title: Casa Sombrero

architecture: FGMF Arquitetos

location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

landscape architect: Juliana Freitas

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