Wrapping together a very refined modernism with distinct mid-century elegance in a cloak of concrete and wood, the B+B House in São Paulo, Brazil exudes a style of its own.
Developed by Studio mk27 & Galeria Arquitetos, this contemporary home has a cozy, inviting ambiance that brings with each other a contrasting array of textures. Take a look!
The street façade of the stylish residence offers comprehensive privacy with its basic, clean design, even as a lengthy ramp shielded by a hollowed-out concrete element shapes the intriguing entry. The concrete feature not only provides protection from the harsh sun and evening showers, but its cool cutouts enable light to filter via into the kitchen and living region.
The social area of the house creates a sensation of coziness and comfort, in an open space, without any structural interference for the organization of the furniture layout. A 3.5m sliding door allows the kitchen to be completely integrated to the dining room. The counter used for food preparation is behind the window overlooking the ramp and receiving the ‘constructed’ light, filtered by the hollowed-out elements. Thus, the kitchen becomes a lit-up space and a pleasant ambient.
The reference to modernism lies also in the wall of hollowed-out elements, renowned from the 30’s in Brazil, as a answer to be reproduced on large scale, really appropriate for the tropical climate because it enables for shading without having blocking of the fresh breeze.
Different than the usual solution, the rooms are on the first floor – in direct relation to the garden – and can be also accessed internally via a staircase connected to the living room on the top floor. The wooden elements on this floor’s facade allow for the internal control of the sunlight and thus provides for a great thermal performance.
The use of ‘raw’ materials such as exposed concrete and wood give a lively aspect to residence, constantly changing over time. The architecture of B+B House sought to create a cozy, welcoming space, an intimate home as much for the daily lives of the residents as well as for the reception of friends in social gatherings.
Project year: 2014
Interior Design Diana Radomysler
Photography © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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