Sited in the upscale Planalto Paulista neighbourhood of São Paulo, this 800 sq m house was designed by emerging Brazilian architect Flávio Castro for a young family of fourPhotography: Nelson Kon
In a confident gesture, the architect boldly arranged the program across two distinct volumes, placed perpendicular to each other in plan
The two volumes - made out of exposed concrete, glass, wood and steel - also define the edges of a manicured grass pavilion, which features a wooden deck extending to a spa
A long concrete wall on the north-western end of the house frames the barbecue area at the opposite end
The upper floor contains the areas of the house that required added privacy, while the lower volume acts as a structural support and is used for social functions
The shrewd arrangement of rooms on the upper floor grants the living room on the ground level double height ceilings
A contemporary kitchen on the lower floor is connected to the dining area with a glass pass-through
The main entrance corridor features built-in display units, while a bold, concrete staircase links the two floors
Glass walls along the second floor landing add further transparency to an already open plan design
The interiors are distinguished by an extensive use of warm wood, including a slatted wooden screen in the master suite, which separates it from the adjoining office
The second floor also features a stylish home theatre
A decked roof terrace adds a further option for al fresco entertainment to a house that elegantly combines indoors and outdoors
A spacious concrete garage adjacent to the barbecue area becomes an architectural highlight in itself, naturally illuminated by a set of skylights installed in the roof terrace above
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