Within the urban context in which it is inserted, the volume of the residence imposes itself with simplicity into its lush Sao Paulo, Brazilian surroundings. The main body of the house accommodates itself between the lateral boundary walls, neutralizing itself as a volume to function as an element that compartments the internal spaces of the lot.
Designed by Andrade Morettin Architects, it’s structure is composed of steel veneer beams which overlaps the entire width of the home with a single support, which leaves the ground level free of obstructions and emphasizes the continuity between the garden and the living areas of the house. As a result of this structural design, the volume of the house acquires lightness and seems to hover over the garden.
In addition to the volume, the construction system composed of steel profiles, wooden panels and other prefabricated elements contributes to the lightness of the project. I’ve always been a fan a fan of homes that open to the elements but I’m curious to know how they respond to insects.