Designing a house always presumes a commitment to sheltering family relationships. Embracing childhood, everyday life, establishing scales of measures to the world. At the same time, we understand the project as an essay, a possibility of many other constructions. This one particularly, seeks to reinforce the walking, the promenade, as a way to conceive the place.
Thick dense trees have grown along the vast corner lot opposite to the access lane, where there once was a glade. The deployment of this free area addresses its advantage by seeking protection to the residents from street noise, opening views to the small forest. The challenge is to build a new terrain, broadening its qualities.
▼沿着巨大的入口拐角种植着浓密的树木，与入口小路遥遥相对，thick dense trees have grown along the vast corner lot opposite to the access lane
The construction, in section, accommodates smoothly to the geography of São Paulo’s sloped grounds. The development, in plan, allows an integration between interior and exterior spaces, which alternate and fold being complemented with water, fire and vegetation. Four levels built from three parallel walls organize the landscape.
The flat roof is a garden which almost touches the top of the site, making it easy to access its 45-meter stretch. The concrete structure houses the entire program while the floor moves, creating plans with different heights.
The entrance is in the lower part, through the shaded area from the bedrooms volume, a metallic structure hanging from the concrete one. A house on ramps, likewise Vilanova Artigas’, allowing the continuity of the pathways. The first bid, bridged over water, leads to the living room and kitchen, opening to a larger height. In the second bid, the ramp, now metallic, establishes the connection between bedrooms and library. A slight inflection in the volume ensures better sun light and protection for these rooms.
▼跨过水面的小桥通往起居室和厨房， bridged over water, leads to the living room and kitchen
▼起居室外观，living room exterior
▼第二个坡道由金属制成，连接卧室和书房，in the second bid, the ramp, now metallic, establishes the connection between bedrooms and library
In contrast to the blind street façade, a balcony casts the afternoon shade. Being so, a path is completed as a continuous drawing, connecting all spaces, going up and down the slope, without determining if one is diving or submerging.
▼封闭于街道的立面，blind street façade
▼悬挑的阳台会在下午时分投下阴影，延续着阴影，建筑师设计了一条小路连接所有空间，a balcony casts the afternoon shade. Being so, a path is completed as a continuous drawing, connecting all spaces
Place: Cotia, SP
Design: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
Design team: Carlos Faccio, Eduardo Martorelli, Henrique Te Winkel, Hugo Bellini, Julia Jabur Zemella, Marie Lartigue, Marta Onofre, Naiara Hirota, Rodrigo Carvalho
Site area: 2,600 m²
Built up area: 400 m²
Super built up area [covered]: 730 m²
Topographic survey: Projecto
Drilling: Ação Engenharia
Structural engineering: Companhia de Projetos
Hydraulic and electrical engineering: Zamaro
Lighting design: Lux Projetos
Acoustics: Acústica Design
Window frames: JMar
Gardens: Doering Paisagismo
Construction: F2 Engenharia
Photos: Nelson Kon/ Bebete Viégas [drone]