studio arthur casas: casa itu, sao paulo
studio arthur casas: casa itu, sao paulo studio arthur casas: casa itu, sao paulo
mar 11, 2013

studio arthur casas: casa itu, sao paulo

‘casa itu’ by studio arthur casas, sao paulo, brazilimage © fernando guerraall images courtesy of studio arthur casas




‘casa itu’ by acclaimed brazilian practice studio arthur casas organizes its spaces in horizontal layers stretched across the banks of a lake, keeping a low profile despite the rather generous proportions. several connections to the exterior embrace a dynamic relationship with the interior program that also pays homage to the preserved existing ipe tree on site. the footprint takes on the form of an L, with the children’s rooms, living room and home theater on the ground floor and the master suite and gym on the top floor along the longitudinal axis.


the shorter wing houses a kitchen, dining room and services below the guest rooms, with a wrap-around veranda and retractable glass doors that make the living rooms and hallways  part of the landscape. a warm wooden palette defines the interior floors and ceilings, with an earth-toned cumaru timber cladding emphasizing the horizontality of the exterior envelope. the kitchen area by contrast has a stone floor base that spills out onto a continued patio that strengthens communication to the outside.



video © studio arthur casas


cantilevering element extends the roof line into the landscapeimage © fernando guerra

image © fernando guerra

existing ipe tree conserved on siteimage © fernando guerra

living roomimage © fernando guerra

living room open to the exteriorimage © fernando guerra

smaller living roomimage © fernando guerra

entry to living room from the interiorimage © fernando guerra

kitchen area with stone floorimage © fernando guerra

reflection on the lake’s surfaceimage © fernando guerra




floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1


















project info:


architects: studio arthur casas – arthur casas. alexandra kayat, regiane khristian, renata adoni.contractor: eb malucelli construtoraconsultants: systemac (structural engineering); kitchens (kitchen project); luis carlos orsini (landscape); la lampe (lighting);suppliers: g moveis especiais (millwork); mekal (inox steel); arthur decor (sun shades); de aluminio (frames); metalbagno/deca (metal); npk(stones); altero/floresta (hardware); bticino (electric hardware finishings), jatoba (mosaic tiles); vallve (bathtubs), prima matéria (solum paint facade).interior design: casual; micasa; varuzza; nanni chinelatto; atelier ricardo fasanello; dpot; arthur decor; emporium cortinas; passado composto.project date: 2008project completion: 2012total area: 950 swmphotography: fernando guerra

  • Casa bem própria para Itu.
    Penso, no entanto, em sua proteção e ambiência em dias de chuva, o que não é raro naquela região de SP.
    Parabéns pela liberdade de traços, demonstrada nos generosos espaços.

    Sergius says:

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