One of my favorite aspects with publishing this website is discovering all the incredible homes designed and built all over the world. While there are many similarities with home design worldwide, there are also differences based on culture, climate and geography. If you’re curious what state-of-the-art home design looks like in Brazil, check these homes out.
The residence seeks to investigate the relationships between internal and external through a series of intermediate spaces. These spaces ask questions about where the balconies, leisure area and traditional spaces such as living room or home theater begin, as well as their limits.
The awarded architecture firm FGMF Architects, based in Sao Paulo, signs the design of the Neblina House. This house consists in a composition of volumes that was projected with the sun orientation and also with the gorgeous view of Itatiba’s Valley, in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Design a house for a young family was the project’s main point. The steep-sloped site had a unique view to one of São Paulo’s main arterial roads. To use said site to our advantage in the creation of the house’s spaces, the attention to the circulation flows and the leisure area seemed to us like some of the most important questions to be addressed from the very beginning.
In an area of 53.24 hectares, only 65,000 square meters are not covered by the lush native intact forest that is permanently protected. In this area of accidented topography, where large stones are surrounded by Araucaria trees, a small valley was chosen, protected from the winds and close to the forest.
Architect: Flavio Castro Architects Location: Planalto Paulista, São Paulo – Brazil Year: 2012 Project, construction, garden design, lighting and interior design.: arq Flavio Castro Design Team: Claudia Reis Land area: 800 m² Built area: 600 m² Photographer: Nelson Kon
The way of appropriation of the 800 square meters available for the establishment of the house (20x40m) is quite clear. Two large perpendiculars volumes mark the territory and categorize the uses and functions of other areas of the land.
No frontiers between the connected environments grouped by function are the major feature of the Pernambuco house. The architect drew 4 virtual axes perpendicular to the street to organize the distribution of internal and external environments.
The house is composed by 6 squares grouped in pairs. Within this compositional rule, two subtractions were made at opposite sides to form two venues: the garage in the front and the social area behind. The different relationships that they establish with their neighbors (other squares) were determinate by the unevenness of the floor, transparency and accessibility. In the sketch below is possible comprehend this.
Location: Salvador, Brazil Project: February 2007 Completion: April 2009 Site area: 2.165 sqm Built area: 690 sqm Essential credits: Architecture: Studio mk27 Architect: Marcio Kogan Co-architect: Samanta Cafardo, Suzana glogowski Interior Design: Diana Radomysler Project team: Henrique Bustamante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
The Bahia House is an ecological house. But, not in the technological sense, not in the contemporary sense of the word “sustainability”, it does not have the very latest state-of-the-art gadgets that make it possible to optimize electric expenditure. The organization of the floor plan and the use of materials come close to those of traditional architecture.
Location: Paraty, Brazil Project: August 2006 Completion: May 2009 Site area: 50.000 sqm Built area: 840 sqm Essential credits: Architecture: Studio mk27 Architect: Marcio Kogan Co-architect: Suzana Glogowski Interiors: Diana Radomysler Project team: Carolina Castroviejo, Lair Reis, Mariana Simas
There is a legend which says that the region of the colonial city of Paraty and Angra dos Reis (between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) has 365 islands, one for each day of the year. Two boxes of reinforced concrete, rest fixed connected on the mountainside of one of these islands; two modern prisms between the large colossal stones of the Brazilian coast.
Location: Paraty, Brazil Project: October 2001 Conclusion: November 2003 Site area: 990 sqm Built area: 405 sqm Essential Credits: Architecture: Studio mk27 Architect: Marcio Kogan Co-architects: Cassia Cavani, Diana Radomysler Interiors: Diana Radomysler Project team: Oswaldo Pessano, Samanta Cafardo
The house is located in the Laranjeiras Condominium situated 15 Km from the historic city of Paraty/RJ. The basic concept of the project is “double face” architecture, modern on the outside and conventional inside.
Location: Brasília. df. Brazil Project: March 2003 Conclusion: January 2007 Site plan area: 797 sqm Built area: 270 sqm Essential credits: Architecture: Studio mk27 Architect: Marcio Kogan Co-architect: Suzana glogowski Interiors: Diana Radomysler Project team: Carolina Castroviejo, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
The site of the Osler House lies at the edge of Brasilia’s pilot plan, at the tip of one of Paranoá Lake estuaries. The house is a poetic commentary on modern architecture, above all on Brazilian modernism, starting from a contemporary re-reading of the building materials and techniques.
Architects: Obra arquitetos Area: 650 m² Year: 2017 Photographs: Nelson Kon Manufacturers: Indusparquet, Excellent, Placas TS Structure: Solofund Engenharia MEP: Dma Engenharia Automation: Steluti Engenharia Lighting: Marcos Castilha Arquitetura de Iluminação Landscape Design: Forma & Verde Photovoltaic Panels: Proengenharia Authors: Thiago Natal Duarte, João Paulo Daolio City: São José dos Campos Country: Brazil
The main request of the couple was to make a house with a roof and great offer of external area. We proposed a large sloping roof in metal structure and L-shaped installation, where the yard turned into a large lawn fully integrated with the internal space.
Architects: Obra Arquitetos Area: 1187 m² Year: 2015 Photographs: Nelson Kon Manufacturers: Arteal, proassp Sustainability: Fluxus Metal Structure: Franklin Engenharia Furniture: Moble Design Landscaping: Panorama Pasagismo, Catê Poli Paisagismo Structure And Foundations: Solofund Engenharia Architects In Charge: João Paulo Daolio, Thiago Natal Duarte Collaborator: Diogo Cavallari
Situated on a site with a large number of native trees to be preserved and average slope of 30%, the implementation of the project suggests an intense dialogue with the existing topography and vegetation.
Architects: Obra Arquitetos Area: 4596 ft² Year: 2021 Photographs: Nelson Kon Manufacturers: Cortesia Concreto, Excellent Esquadrias, Farragem Fcil, Minerao Pratense, Power Lume, Solidus Marmoraria Lead Architect: João Paulo Daolio Collaborators: Thiago Natal Duarte, Bruna Akamine, Kawani Nishimura, Rafael Giacomo Gambale
The house’s design is oriented in plans which follow the terrains slope and organize the house’s spaces. Its environments are distributed around a patio, allowing people to meet and socialize freely.
Architects: 24 7 Arquitetura Area: 285 m² Year: 2021 Photographs: Adriano Pacelli Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Armani, Led Luz, Lovato, MAV do Brasil, Maximmus Marmoraria, Nacional Telha, Pedras Capricórnio, Power Soll, Tristão Serraleria, União Técnica Lead Architect: Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca Co Authors: Nicolas Meireles, Christian D’Abruzzo
Standing out on top of a hill, the Itatiba House was designed in such a way as to make the most of the existing topography, keeping the building at a high level in order to enjoy the view of the surroundings. The implantation of the house happens in an oblique way in relation to the street, making it skewed on the lot.