Contemporary Juranda House, São Paulo
Architects Apiacás Arquitetos have designed this cute contemporary home known as Juranda House in São Paulo, Brazil. The home is only 150sqm and built on a plot with dimensions of 6 x 24m. The architects described the project: “Due to an accentuated slope, the building was distributed over half levels, separated by a three storey void which contains the staircase with access to the floors. This void organises internal areas such as the living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor as well as the three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office and a deck on the upper floors. The house is built up to the edges of the plot and consequently is lit and ventilated from the front and rear. The idea was to make the house as transparent as possible, in a way that would establish a relationship with the external areas. In order to make this viable, we designed the openings at the front and rear of the house to be on the same axis and to be three metres wide. When open, the glazing elements slide behind the walls uniting the internal and external spaces.”
The contemporary property has been designed in an eco-friendly manner. Digging and ploughing were kept to a minimum to avoid damaging the natural state of the land and loss of soil. Dimensions were limited to bear minimum for comfortable living conditions. Most of the properties infrastructure can be found on the ground floor making best use of the nature slope, the water cistern, boiler and sewage treatment system can be all found here. Images courtesy of Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio Fotográfico.
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