BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

BT House, a minimal composition of rectangles, is designed by São Paulo-based architect Guilherme Torres. It is also the architect's own eight-bedroom home
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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

A concrete volume is placed on top of two brick structures at a 90-degree angle

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The facade features a warm-brown brise soleil - an Eastern-style chequered-wood panel inherited from the Portuguese and renamed 'muxarabie'

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Designed by Alex Hanazaki, the shaded green garden creates a cool refuge for the young family

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Living spaces open up to the garden and pool area

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The ground floor houses the family's public areas, furnished in a mix of contemporary and classic Brazilian design and some international pieces 

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Furnishings include designs by Sérgio Rodrigues and Carlos Motta

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Gold light fixtures hang over the dining table and reflect its surroundings

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

A white stone garden houses potted plants next to a contrasting black kitchen

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The brise-soleil adds pattern to the interior and filters the light

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The children's bedroom allows for plenty of space to play

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Two beds lie perpendicularly, maximising space

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

A glass wall opens directly onto the interior garden

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Trees provide shade over the decked area

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

Exposed brickwork on the ground floor

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The master bedroom was built with a generous walk-in wardrobe

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

The walk-in wardrobe leads directly to the master ensuite bathroom

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BT House, Brazil, by Guilherme Torres

A corridor connects the eight bedrooms on the first floor

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).