isay weinfeld: paracicaba house
isay weinfeld: paracicaba house
aug 08, 2012

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house

‘piracicaba house’ by isay weinfeld, sao paulo, brazil all images courtesy of isay weinfeld image © luiza sigulem




in the city of piracicaba, 250 kilometers from sao paulo, brazilian practice isay weinfeld has designed the ‘piracicaba house’ in which a dispersed family can reunite. located on a sloping site, the residence utilizes the topography to create moments of privacy and access over three storeys, which face north to benefit from ample daylight. storage and mechanical areas on the ground level, are partially buried into the landscape and supported by a regular grid of columns and a natural stone wall that create a deep carport.


an L-shaped middle level, accessible through a winding concrete ramp, houses the public services. a natural wood veneer wraps the outside and extends to the decking running alongside the pool. a perpendicularly jutting volume contains the living room with contrasting walls; the first, a deep glass wall linking to the outer patio – the other, a screen of vertical angled concrete planes spaced as lines on a bar code, filtering views from off-site and blocking the sun.


the ceiling slab doubles as an outdoor terrace connecting to the upstairs den, situated at the cantilevering block of private bedrooms, aesthetically differentiated by a an array of white timber and textured plaster.

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house central poolimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house open entry to bedroomsimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house sloping contours under north facade image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house deck from private deckimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house view from pool deck image © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house central pool image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house carportimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house carport and walkway with columns image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house street-side view image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house vertical concrete slabs control views image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house public space image © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house hallwayimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house entry to bedroom massimage © luiza sigulem

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house walkway winding to the west entrance image © nelson kon

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house site plan

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house floor plan / level 0

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house floor plan / level 1

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house section

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house elevation

isay weinfeld: paracicaba house elevation



project info:


beginning of project: january 2006 opening: january 2009 construction area: 1000 m2 land area: 1980 m2

  • Excelente obra, contundente espacialidad y notable proporcion. Felicito a su autor!

    jose pablo lotorto says:
  • Realmente linda!…

    Vania Brasil says:
  • Super Love it!!

    NK says:
  • superbe!

    dbkii says:
  • Amazing… and expensive!

    N. Silva says:
  • Bueno, me imagino que solo a mi no me convence el interior, el exterior esta muy bien pero nadie vio las plantas? a lo que puedo observar no hay ventilacion ni iluminacion natural para los baños excepto por el principal. Eso es basico y muy castigado por mis profesores cuando estudiaba arquitectura. Bueno solo digo….la distrubucion no me convence mucho, me recuerda a un amigo que hacia estructuras y fachadas imponentes y luego trataba de meter los espacios a como de lugar dentro de la escultura.

    Gracias por compartir de todos modos!

    Arq. Andros says:
  • excellent project, massive space and remarkable proportion. I congratulate the author!
    @jose pablo lotorto 08.08.12

    really beautiful!…
    Vania Brasil 08.08.12

    well, the exterior is very good, the interior didn\’t convince me, maybe I\’m the only one, who finds it misplanned? As far as I can see, there\’s no ventilation, no natural lighting in the wetrooms, on main level. My architecture teachers would punish this hard, it\’s that basic. well I\’m just saying… that layout isn\’t very convincing, reminding me of a friend, who\’d work on imposing facade and structure, followed by filling in rooms, like cavitys inside a sculpture.
    Thaks for sharing anyhow!
    @Arq. Andros 08.08.12

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