The gorgeous Oceanside house in the town of is nestled among wetlands that severely limit the ability of architects to shape an expansive modern home in a conventional fashion. Getting around this conundrum with an innovative cantilevered structure Office of Architecture turns a potential hindrance into an opportunity to showcase ingenious design!
Working around unique constraints presented by rugged landscape often brings the very best in architects and results in homes that reimagine conventional design. The irregular shape and sloped terrain of a corner lot in Bragança Paulista meant that Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados had to create an innovative home plan that overcame spatial and aesthetic hurdles.
The is all about combing contrasting styles textures and finishes in an organic manner even while shaping an enjoyable social setting where kids and parents can interact without hindrance. The new living space in the rear along with the kitchen and dining flows into the courtyard while the existing traditional home holds the bedrooms and an architectural studio. Raw finishes of plywood and Formply are mixed with ceiling beams in Tasmanian oak to create intrigue and contrast.
Beyond the aesthetics the house does all it can to cut back on carbon footprint with solar panels that the power the house and geo heating and cooling system that cuts back reliance on conventional power even further. With a smart home control system and top-quality insulation the residence is a near zero-energy house that almost produces all the energy it consumes.
Think of home design and it is form followed by functionality that comes to mind instantly. For some reason this has become the norm globally. Very rarely do people venture beyond these two parameters and seriously ponder over acoustics.
The entire prefab was built off-site in a factory in the capital and brought to Pueblo Eden as two individual units. Putting it all together did not take much time at all. Saving cost resources and making construction of homes a lot easier in remote locations the creative prefab does not compromise on aesthetics whatsoever. Its beautiful wooden exterior and timber interior feels both modern and inviting even as the stone walls it sits on minimize environmental impact.
A glass pergola roof connects the main living area with the guest rooms while a central courtyard along with the pool and the garden interlink the separate units. A double height living area opens up to the outdoors with large glass doors and sweeping wooden windows allowing those inside to switch between unabated views and complete privacy.