studio arthur casas: casa HS
studio arthur casas: casa HS studio arthur casas: casa HS
sep 04, 2012

studio arthur casas: casa HS

‘casa HS’ by studio arthur casas, são paulo, brazil image © fernando guerra




são paulo-based architecture practice studio arthur casas has sent us images of ‘casa HS’, a private residence built in the countryside one hour from são paulo city. the 1000 square meter house is separated into two volumes, one for the children and guests; and the other for the couple and the common spaces. situated on a golf course, open to the natural surroundings, the dichotomy between the two programs are generated in a horizontal plane for the visitors which is contrasted by a cube that hosts the parents.


landscaped with tall trees and bushes, the long facade is constructed out of perforated metal panels to provide privacy from the street level. these pieces can be opened to reveal the interior bedrooms. large glass sliding doors are integrated into the corridor of the space transforming the volume into a pavilion completely exposed to nature. the other levels of the building sit on a stone base which is terraced into the playing grounds.

image © fernando guerra




in order to not lose the domestic scale of the dwelling, the ground floor contains the living room, dining and kitchen with a home theater and master bedroom on the upper level. the patio creates the boundary between the pavilion and guesthouse which extends to the swimming pool. a retractable roof allows the sun and wind to permeate the residence with a vertical garden and water basin. the common area has a double height ceiling with six meter high glass doors which slide to the side integrating the space with the terrace and patio. beneath the house a private gym, sauna and technical areas form the base of the residence which are carved into the high inclination of the terrain.

landscaped entrance image © fernando guerra

perforated skin image © fernando guerra

main doorway image © fernando guerra

vertical garden and water basin image © fernando guerra

image © fernando guerra

swimming pool and view of golf course image © fernando guerra

master bedroom image © fernando guerra

master bedroom image © fernando guerra

stairway image © fernando guerra

living room image © fernando guerra

bedrooms image © fernando guerra

image © fernando guerra


floor plan / level 0 image © studio arthur casas



floor plan / level 1 image © studio arthur casas



floor plan / level -1 image © studio arthur casa



section image © studio arthur casa



section image © studio arthur casa



video © studio arthur casa
  • Harmony

    NName says:
  • beautiful piece of work

    dbkii says:
  • Simply the style I like. Thumbs up!

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • Absolutely stunning! This is my new dream house!

    Jason r says:
  • Is this house made up of nothing but beautiful walkways? Where is all the actual living space? A kitchen maybe?

    m.rhodes says:
  • Arthur Casas is the most delicate architecture I know nowadays….
    He always find a way to conect nature with his work, superb….

    ali says:
  • As your eyes brows true the inner and outer space you have a sense of gliding freedom of thoughts.
    And a delightful pleasure of being in such open space.
    The architectural design ,the materials and the interior setting bring it all to a purity of enlightment.
    The essence of being in architecture. An overall zen look. Like very much the sliding window walls.
    (the kitchen is at flooor plan/level 0 (m.rhodes)
    Bravissimo! Arthur Casas Studio.

    TATTOO-LY says:

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