Quinta da Baroneza House
"The magnificent wooden roof appears as a suspended plane extended beyond the living room and towards the swimming pool, creating an impressive veranda. (...) The large outdoor spaces are extensively and happily used by all the occupants of the house throughout the year, becoming the social heart of the house."
A summer house next to the city of São Paulo, designed for a young couple with three children.
We have detached horizontal planes from vertical ones, allowing daylight to flow through these openings.
Huge spans, minimum support points: a structural equation solved thanks to industrially cultivated, laminated and processed Eucaliptus Grandis wood, resulting in concrete-free floor and roofing slabs over beams of laminated wood.
An indoor walkway connects the suites, while revealing the living room and the people moving around and meeting each other.
The north façade faces the splendid skyline and a lattice panel filters the sunlight inviting occupants to stay outside.
By foreseeing open spaces to allow free and abundant air circulation and convection we created room between the volumes and the roofs, and also by generating recurrent openings, we get a well ventilated residence, making it pleasant inside and outside during the entire year.