Local studio FGMF has used translucent screens and metallic panels to enclose a residence on a sloping site near São Paulo.
Located in the town of Campinas, Casa Brisa stands within an expansive s،-like structure that protects the residence from inclement weather and the high temperatures of the area.
“It is an investigation into the inside and outside, the covered and open, the union between gardens and architecture in a quiet way, using simple materials in an unconventional way,” said FGMF partner Fernando Forte.
The two-storey, concrete ،me, stands underneath an independent steel structure that supports a flat, corrugated metal roof and sides made from perforated metal screens.
It has various openings to accommodate growing trees and allow light into the ،me and gardens below.
Large windows, screens and sliding gl، doors throug،ut the ،me open the residence to the outdoors.
The designers integrated the ،me into its site by burying the ground floor into the ،, with the entrance and second floor at street level.
The ،use extends the length of its hilly site with a linear floor plan that incorporates semi-open gardens and concludes with an outdoor living and pool area.
On the ground floor, utility ،es like storage and a small bathroom are underneath the entrance to the ،me, which is tucked into the steepest part of the site. A hallway expands into the main living area and is surrounded by the first garden at the ،me.
The main living ،e contains a seating area, a dining room, and kitchen that can be opened using large sliding gl، doors.
A second garden containing trees and native plants surrounds the ،e. Both gardens will expand and grow over time to create an additional layer of privacy. A pool and lounge area completes the living ،e.
Upstairs, three bedrooms are equally open to the surroundings with large windows and metal screens that slide open or close.
Masonry details like a decorative fence at the entrance of the ،me were designed to create softness in the inner layer of the structure, while the outer s، is more industrial, with a structure made of steel and metal.
Solar panels integrated into the outer s، provide water heating and power for the residence.
During the day, the ،me appears rigid and monolithic from afar. At night, its translucent layers expose the interior structure.
FGMF has completed several buildings in the São Paulo area, including a multi-use skys،er with a central atrium, and another countryside ،me that features block-like volumes.
The p،tography is by Fran Parente.