jacobsen arquitetura's MDT house is wrapped in warm teak skin
jacobsen arquitetura's MDT house is wrapped in warm teak skin jacobsen arquitetura's MDT house is wrapped in warm teak skin
jul 08, 2013

jacobsen arquitetura's MDT house is wrapped in warm teak skin

jacobsen arquitetura’s MDT house
image © leonardo finotti




a slatted teak facade wraps around the glazed volume of MDT house by brazilian firm jacobsen arquitetura. embedded into a rolling emerald-colored hill in sao paulo, the house’s central plan allows for the creation of three open patios that organize a relaxed, domestic program. the richly grained, warm-hued wood creates a network of verandas that delineate intimate spaces, social lounges and direct access to a variety of gardens. the fabric of thin panels fractures light while creating a gradient of airiness with a variety of ceiling heights; all the while functioning as a envelope of shutters that provide optimal flexibility with regard to ventilation and privacy. the pared down material palette lends the home an air of suspension from the landscape and allows the horizontal volume to finds a visually lightweight resonance in the bucolic landscape.



jacobsen arquitetura’s MDT house
image © leonardo finotti



jacobsen arquitetura’s MDT house
image © leonardo finotti



jacobsen arquitetura’s MDT house
image © leonardo finotti



jacobsen arquitetura’s MDT house
image © leonardo finotti



site plan
image © jacobsen arquitetura



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image © jacobsen arquitetura



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image © jacobsen arquitetura



image © jacobsen arquitetura



project info:



project: mdt house
location: fazenda boa vista, porto feliz- sp
office: jacobsen arquitetura
authors: paulo jacobsen e bernardo jacobsen
coordination: rafael henrique de oliveira, marina nogaró, márcia cristine bontempo
team: ricardo luna.
site area: 2460 m2
built area: 715 m2
started: 2008
conclusion: 2012
landscape design: d’orey brasil s
lighting design: lightworks
facilities: enplatec
air conditioning: ksg
structure: leão e associados
construction: artin construtora


  • Please provide more info. Beautiful design. Love the teak! Looks like it is modular and flexible in size.



    Jerry Kirks says:
  • so how many rain forests were sacrificed for this teak exterior?

    rich says:
  • I suppose we can now speak of the Marcio Kogan movement or school.

    Airborne says:
  • None.

    Teak consumption raises a number of environmental concerns, such as the disappearance of rare old-growth teak. However, its popularity has led to growth in sustainable plantation teak production throughout the seasonally dry tropics in forestry plantations. The Forest Stewardship Council offers certification of sustainably grown and harvested teak products. Propagation of teak via tissue culture for plantation purposes is commercially viable.[11]

    Gordon says:

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