The project combines a traditional Brazilian language of clay roofs and a wooden construction with the lightness, boldness and modernity of metal structures and trusses. The central courtyard boasts transparency and permeability, forming the social core of the house. Designed as a single floor spread out over two levels, the project divided the architectural volumes to better integrate the structure with the garden and the surrounding natural landscape. Reminiscent of a traditional basement, the raised floor of the house accommodates the electric/hydraulic installations and equipment in order to facilitate maintenance.
Location Cotia – São Paulo
Land area 5.000m²
Constructed area 1.400m²
Author of the project Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa
Co-author Carlota Sampaio
Year of design / construction 1999 / 2001