This 247m2 Toy House is located in São Paulo, Brazil, a few meters from the house where the family lives. The project was conceived as a huge play place for a fast growing family, designed to be home for the children’s toys and venue to host parties and events for all members.
The discrete entrance, for security purpose, opens up with an invitation to play. A staircase leads visitors to choose among three different levels.
▽ (左，left)低调的入口空间，the discrete entrance；（右，right）会看入口空间，view to the entrance hall
▽ 连接左侧入口空间、中间通往二层楼梯和右侧底层空间的楼梯，a staircase connecting three different levels
The lower floor is a large TV room for video game and cinema sessions, with an integrated kitchen available for cooking support. It is marked by a minimalist architecture without excesses and easy to maintain. Sliding doors on both sides connects the space to the external part, that has a big slide integrated under the stainless steel staircase located on the back end of the house.
▽ 一层空间南侧入口，entrance to the south
▽ 开放式厨房和电视游戏机室／电影院， integrated kitchen and the large TV room
▽ 推拉门完全打开时室内外空间融为一体，interior space is connected to the external part with the sliding door fully opened
▽（左，left）院落尽头内楼梯下隐藏的滑梯，big slide integrated under the staircase；（右，right）站在楼梯上回看一层空间，view from staircase located on the back end of the house to first floor
The upper floor is a capsule in metal structure built to allow it to be assembled in different configurations. To attend the challenge of creating flexible spaces for different needs, sun blinds and shutters are built into the metal frame that lowers and raises, opens and closes, on remote control. This way, the space and expand to become bigger or smaller, isolated or opened, and it can also be easily dismantled in the future if the owners decides to move or reform the house.
▽（左，left）室内通向二层的楼梯，indoor staircase to second floor；（右，right）二层空间从南向北看，view from south to north
▽ 楼梯与室内空间，staircase and interior space
▽ 放满玩具的建筑，a home for the children’s toys
▽ 遮阳篷收起时的二层，second floor with the sun blinds closed
▽ 遮阳篷打开时的二层，second floor with the sun blinds opened
▽ 改变空间格局的遮阳篷和百叶门窗，flexible spaces for different needs
为了让建筑更加活跃和有趣，入口处通往二楼的平台被打断，形成了一个如同眺望塔一般的单体建筑。这个小建筑通过一个红色的吊桥与主体建筑相连，吊桥下则是如同微缩版热带雨林一样繁茂的小花园。墙壁上来自 Anish Kappor, Keith Hering和OsGemeos三位艺术家的涂鸦锦上添花，为建筑更添一抹童趣。
To add to the playfulness of the project, the tower gate was turned into an observation tower like a fort apache. It is connected to the house through a fun red rope bridge that passes over a garden, resembling a small jungle that is located on the ground entrance floor. Special Brazilian graffitis decorates the wall of the space, with other artworks from Anish Kappor, Keith Hering and OsGemeos that are playfully integrated to the architectural project.
▽ 通往二层平台的吊桥，red rope bridge passes over a garden to the second floor
▽ 二层平面，second floor
Name project: Toy House
Architects(firm): Pascali Semerdjian Architects
Principal Architects: Domingos Pascali – Sarkis Semerdjian
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Land Area: 300 m2
Built Area: 310 m2
Each Floor Area(m²):Inferior Level – 200 ; Superior Level – 104
Structural Engineering: Kurkdjian & Fruchtengarten
Photos: Ricardo Bassetti
Artists Artworks : OSGEMEOS, ANISH KAPOOR, KEITH HARING, CRANIO, PRESTO, MAURO PERUCHETTI.
Drawings: Pascali Semerdjian Architects
English Text: Pascali Semerdjian Architects
Chinese Text: gooood