jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes ‘AMB house’ + brazilian jungle
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brazilian bungalow, ‘AMB house’, by bernardes + jacobsen arquitetura, inverts the typical domicile typology of social space below bedrooms, giving inhabitants their maximum privacy, and integrating the dwelling into the extensive landscape. built on a steep jungle hillside, one enters at the top floor and descends into the primary living area, which maintains a low profile along the road. the third level entryway is a mezzanine that overlooks the double height living room. encased in glass, the design takes advantage of extensive views of the virgin forest context. this connection continues as the deck and infinity pool laterally extend the structure across the slope, opening views to the sea. bamboo trees inside, and palm trees planted at the second floor deck blur the boundary between growing and built environments. surrounding vegetation provide privacy and shading for the suites on the lowest level. built of cumaru wood (brazilian teak), which frames vast panoramas, this spacious hillside home is integrally linked to the jungle in which it has been placed.

 

 

jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle
entering the house, a mezzanine overlooks the double height living room
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jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle
descending along the hillside, the house keeps a low profile at the road
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 jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle
also known as ‘balcony house’, several outdoor terraces overlook the verdant landscape
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jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle
the deck extends the space laterally along the hillside, opening views to the sea
image © leonardo finotti

 

 

jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle
sliding glass walls and interior bamboo trees integrate the build environment into its natural context
image © leonardo finotti

 

 

jacobsen arquitetura synthesizes AMB house + brazilian jungle

 

 

project info:

project: AMB house
location: taguaíba, guarujá, são paulo, brazil
office: bernardes + jacobsen arquitetura
author: paulo jacobsen
team: fabiana porto (coordinator), edgar murata, henrique carvalho, marina nogaró.
interior design: bernardes + jacobsen arquitetura
team: eza viegas (author), tatiana kamogawa
site area: 1310m2
built area: 810m2
started: 2009
conclusion: 2011
landscape: jundu paisagismo
lighting design: lightworks – airton pimenta
facilities: grau engenharia
air conditioning: grau engenharia
structure: leão & associados
construction: EUM
photos: leonardo finotti