Designed to accommodate a young couple with two kids, Flamenco House, located in the city of São Paulo, integrates the garden to the social area through large aluminum and glass sliding frames that enable transparency, complete exposure of the spaces and the infusion of the tropical green.
Light walnut panels enhance the hallway – which visually connects the front garden to the recreational areas, at the back of the plot, making the spaces integrated and reversible.
Natural materials, such as stone and rustic granite, and the decks, wooden panels, and brise soleils constitute the volumetry and assure privacy and natural ventilation. We use bioclimatic strategies, such as green slabs for landscaping, protective films on glass panels, and photovoltaic panels, absorbing solar energy and converting it into heat, heating up the water from faucets and showerheads. We have built a cross-ventilation system to increase the climatic comfort and to enhance air circulation in the spaces, therefore reducing the use of
air conditioners. Water recycling is done through a rainwater collecting cistern used in the irrigation of the garden.
Flamenco House, boasting 1,300 m2 of built area, is divided into three stories: On the first one, the ground floor, you will find the social areas, living room, office, home theater, and the landscape composed of the pool located beside the house, surrounded by several tropical plants. On the second one, the upper floor, you can find the en-suite bedrooms and
family rooms covered by brise soleils made of natural wood. The third one, the basement, is where the technical area, laundry room, and the garage are located. The recreational area is concentrated on the shed where there is a toy library, a fitness room and, lastly, a sauna. This is the view of the home from the vantage of the backyard that has a wide and spacious lawn of green grass perfect for those house parties and gatherings with enough space for a huge crowd. This lawn is surrounded by a covered walkway with a white stone flooring, matching white pillars and white ceiling leading the playground and a wooden door. You can see here that the white covered walkway stands out against the lush green lawn of grass that matches quite well with the playground elements. This playground has a large wooden structure standing in the middle of the small plot of grass. The open area allows for monitoring of the kids while playing in proximity to the other lawn where the parents can relax. This backyard view of the home boasts of a cozy patio that is covered by a ceiling with a garden at the top that also has waist high glass walls for a balcony. This is a view from the vantage of the covered walkway. Here you can see more of the white stone walkway that is lined with tall thin white pillars. You can also see that the patio on the far end has the same structures. This large pool side area has a dark wooden flooring paired with a few lawn chairs facing the pool shaded by the largewhite stone wall behind. next to the wooden flooring of the pool side is the white flooring of the large patio area with a matching white ceiling and lined with thin white pillars on the side. This large open area has a small garden on the left next to the outdoor dining area and the sitting area next to it. All of these have a clear view of the whole backyard with a pool on the right and a large lawn of well-maintained grass. This closer look at the sitting area boasts of the comfortable cushioned sofa set and a day bed surrounding a rectangular low wooden coffee table that fits well with the white flooring of the patio. The pool of the house runs on the side of the house starting from the patio area. This elongated pool is bordered by the house on one side and the tall wall on the other filled with lush greenery that sets a nice background for the light tone of the home exteriors. This is a view of the large patio from the angle of the sitting area. You can see here that the sitting area has a couple of cushioned arm chairs facing the wooden coffee table. This area is separated form the interior of the house by a large wall that opens up through large sliding glass walls. The outdoor dining area has a round dark brown dining table that is surrounded by matching woven wicker chairs that bring a rustic quality to the area. This view of the lovely sitting area shows that it is shaded by the large white ceiling as well as the walls of the pool that has plants and medium-sized trees that provides a nice background for relaxation. The dark tone of the outdoor dining table matches well with the two arm chairs of the sitting area making them stand out against the light tones of the flooring and ceiling that matches well with the legs of the woven wicker chairs. The large and airy living room has an abundance of natural lighting due to the large glass walls on two sides that afford nice views of the landscaping outside. This room has a large L-shaped gray sectional sofa paired with a large white textured stone wall adorned by a large wall-mounted artwork. This other living room has light gray sofas facing a large textured stone wall with floating shelves and the wall-mounted TV. On the far end, you can see the dining area by the curtained glass wall. This dining area has a circular glass-top table paired with swiveling chairs that stand out against the beige flooring and white ceiling brightened by the natural lights of the glass walls. This cozy dining area has a white thin pillar beside it and a nice view of the landscaping just outside the glass wall that conserve energy by letting in natural lights. The living room has a couple of comfortable beige cushioned arm chairs flanking a standing lamp and facing the modern coffee table with unique designs. With its beautiful green background, this can be a wonderful reading area. The living room has a quaint corner between the large textured stone wall of the TV and the large glass wall of the dining area that is fitted with a charming woven wicker chair adorned with a brass statuette of a dog beside it. The formal dining room of the house has a simple quality to its large textured wall that makes the long rectangular dark brown wooden table stand out. This is surrounded by olive green chairs bringing with it a nice contrast to the earthy tones. This is the kitchen of the house dominated by a large wooden dining table in the middle topped by a decorative lighting designed with pieces of white paper. The wooden table matches perfectly with the cabinetry lining the walls of the kitchen making them all stand out against the light tones of the floor and ceiling brightened by the glass wall on the far end. This is a cozy play room with lots of space for playing on the hardwood flooring contrasted by the white ceiling and brightened by the wide glass walls. This play room has two large wooden walls with floating shelves perfect for toys and decors. At the base are multiple colorful crates designed to look like Lego pieces used as storage for more toys. Next to the light green walls on the far corner is the red wooden table that is paired with small white chairs. Next to it are floating shelves for books mounted on the light green wall. There is also some comfortable sitting areas with bean bags and a folding sofa all in a navy blue tone to stand out against the hardwood flooring. You can also see here that this play room has an access to the playground in the background through sliding glass doors. The home office of this house has a modern glass table paired with a carpeted flooring, a large leaning artwork on the wall and a couple of comfortable dark arm chairs across from the table. The first floor hallway has a minimalist look to its bare wooden walls that match with the wooden steps of the staircase leading to the upper level. This second floor landing shows you that the wooden stairs are bordered with waist-high glass walls for safety and aesthetic to pair with the light walls and floor. The modern wooden stairs are bordered with glass and illuminated by the tall glass walls accented with wood for an energy-saving design. The bottom of the stars has a large wall with intricate patterns. This area is close to the main entry with its unique umbrella holder in the shape of a pair of boots that stand out against the hardwood flooring. This gorgeous bathroom has a vanity with black marble countertops matching the backsplash. This dark tone makes the golden details stand out augmented by the yellow lights. Next to this is the gray modern toilet on the corner by the tall glass wall accented with wood. This house has a steam room and and a shower area right beside it. The steam room has beautiful wood-toned walls and large built-in floating bench. This bathroom has an Industrial-style feel to its thick textured concrete sink and vanity. This is topped with a wood framed mirror and paired with a stainless steel stool. The steam room is enclosed with large glass walls and sliding glass doors from the hallway that also has a glass wall on the other side with a view of the lush landscaping outside. This is the large gym with hardwood flooring and white ceiling dominated by the large steel bars and structures for a fully equipped gym. There are also large mirrored walls as well as high-end equipment. The large beige garage has enough space for a small collection of cars. It has a uniform beige wall, ceiling and beige flooring tiles. Specifications and credits: Architecture: BZP Architecture Area: 1,300 m2 Implementation: Fairbanks & Pilnik Photos: Tuca Reines Landscape design: Rodrigo Oliveira Lighting design: Rodrigo Jardim Structural design: Pedro Telecki Electrical wiring and hydraulics design: Grau Engenharia Awards: 1st place in the Abilux Awards 2017, residential category.