This immense 1350 square metre home in Itu, Sao Paulo Brazil is home to a family of six who had some rather strict design constraints. On a sloping site the building had to essentially be single storey and meet accessibility standards. The ramping throughout is Villa Savou-esq in its interjection. Slow and processional, perhaps even conversational.
The main functions of the house – social, leisure and intimate – are distributed in a single volume that sits subtly on the terrain, without ever touching directly, supported by a series of pillars. The large boundless pool extends into the main volume of the house as a strategy to integrate leisure activities into the social life of the house.
Functions which are typically less interesting are located in the void created by the form above and the terrain below. Appointed with masculine and contemporary materials of form concrete, steel and stone, this garage feels less domestic and more like Bruce Wayne’s Bat Cave!
Project by Sergio Sampaio
Story by Nic-Kaiko Follow him on Instagram kaiko_design
Photographs Leonardo Finotti, André Scarpa