metro arquitetos stacks suburban LP house in são paulo
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in a suburban region of são paulo, brazilian practice metro arquitetos associados has completed a residential dwelling consisting of two stacked volumes. the majority of the scheme’s program is found within a ground floor that stretches across the width of the plot, containing both living and sleeping accommodation. above, the partially cantilevered second storey houses an office that overlooks the enclosed garden at the rear of the site.

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the house is located in a suburban region of são paulo
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the building is constructed from reinforced concrete, with enclosures made from concrete, glass and wood. a narrow gap between the floor beam and the roof slab accentuates the idea of two independent volumes, united by an external stairway positioned outside the property.

metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
the residential dwelling consists of two stacked volumes
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
an enclosed garden is found at the rear of the site
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
enclosures are made from a combination of concrete, glass and wood
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
an external stairway is positioned alongside the property
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
the upper steel-clad volume contains a small office
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
living accommodation within the two-storey home
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
the dwelling’s sleeping quarters
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metro arquitetos associados LP house sao paulo brazil designboom
the house is constructed from reinforced concrete
image © leonardo finotti

 

 

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project info:

 

date of project: 2012
date of completion: 2014
site area: 520 sqm / 5,597 sqf
constructed area: 190 sqm / 2,045 sqf
architectural design: gustavo cedroni, martin corullon, anna ferrari
collaborators: marina ioshii, luis tavares, bruno kim, alfonso simélio