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Residencia JC in São Paulo, Brazil by Pupo+Gaspar Architecture
August 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Pupo+Gaspar Architecture
Intensive participation in the design of this house, residents asked the office Pupo + Gaspar Architecture and Interior a construction that intermingle styles, but in which predominated the rustic and traditional aspects. “The spaces should mirror a joke differentiated solutions with touch of originality.
The project is a hodgepodge of ideas and personal tastes of its residents, who helped in the choice of every detail, from the architecture to the decoration materials ” reveal the architects Paulo Gaspar and Gisela Pupo.
Born, then, in São Paulo, one facing housing for leisure, with well-defined program but pleasant surprises in its external area, as gazebos glazing made to house the spa, among other sports and relaxing activities.
Facades and materials
On the facades, the fine grain was chosen – grainy texture in pastel tones – which gives a sobriety air in contrast to the abundant use of wood, present on the roofs, pergolas and doors. Another widely used element is the wooden stone filetão and PVC, used in window frames. Since the area around the pool won heatless finish. Within two kinds of tablets were used: 5 x 5 cm and 1 x 1 cm. The garden and sidewalks exhibit Portuguese stone.
Inside, the Navona travertine marble figure in being and staircase. The gourmet area is finished in porcelain and hydraulic tile combined with wood on the wall and Siena white granite, also present in the kitchen. The floor vinyl figure in the rooms and white marble in the bathrooms.
Sustainability and automation
With land consists of two plots unified, which could be deployed again in case there was a need in the distant future, the house was designed in only one of them – The corner. The other lot, located in the middle was intended to leisure. The whole structure consists of PVC window frames with glass closure offers the facility to be dismantled at any time.
For rainwater harvesting, the residence is equipped with a cistern that holds up to 10,000 liters, plus a solar heating system. Paulo Gaspar reinforces the house It is fully automated. “This allows control of the facility from anywhere.”
To meet the needs of the owners, the program follows the line of functionality, but with all delicacy that a cottage asks. Basically the ground floor accommodates the social area and the first floor, the private sector. There are four bedrooms, one of them to receive guests in the first ground floor and the other upstairs, which also houses an office. The double height in the living room includes a ladder from the top floor, forming an atrium.The glass cellar refers to an aquarium and takes advantage of the space under the stairs, generally despised.
The traditional dining room has been removed in its place comes a relaxed dining area consists of a large wooden table and china cabinet, in Provencal style attached to the gourmet. The slatted wooden ceiling in white color contrasts with the mosaic floor. On the opposite side, the grill offers traditional oven and pizza, countertop with sink, stools, plus all the apparatus necessary for a demanding chef. Kitchen, laundry facilities and home theater complement the internal program.
The recreation area consists of swimming pool, large and careful garden has landscaping project signed by Alexandre Galhego, which favors tropical species and hides pleasant surprises.
“We designed a gazebo with spa. Its doors with glass closing integrate the pool. The roof also glass allows the view of the horizon. It is a space to relax, “explains Gisela Pupo.In another independent structure, with greater length, the materials used in the gazebo repeated. Glass closures lead to transparency and maximum integration with the outside area in game room and home theater, equipped with small gourmet cuisine. In addition to the extensive program there is also a soccer field for children to play.
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Category: Private House