Mabrouk Country House. Atibaia, Brazil
"...in the middle of a mountain region surrounded by splendid tropical vegetation our purpose was to give the impression of a framed exterior to an indoor observer."
This residence which is located near São Paulo, Brazil, is in the middle of a mountain region surrounded by splendid tropical vegetation. Our purpose was to give the impression of a framed exterior to an indoor observer.
The social areas are as large galleries that converge to a central axis and result in the extremities oriented by the four Cardinal points in this framing.
At a lower level, the bedroom and service wings come together into the galleries what gives us a bird’s eye view of a cross shape in the social areas.
Traditional technical resources of local carpentry were chosen to impose rhythms to the roof.
In choosing building elements, we have decided for material that age well, meaning that they are not supposed to be “fixed” as the time changes are well-accepted and welcomed. Such materials were cement, stone, wood, zinc, steel cor-ten, non-pigmented leather and glass.