Paraty – Rio de Janeiro. For those looking for tranquility…
São Bento do Sapucaí, SP.
São Paulo – SP.
Una Arquitetos has completed a striking residence in brazil that comprises two perpendicular volumes. ‘House at São Bento do Sapucaí’, which was first featured on designboom in 2013, is located in a traditional town 200 kilometers outside the city of São Paulo.
Situated in a forest clearing, the dwelling has been built in the foothills of the Mantiqueira Mountain range, and seeks to establish a dialogue with its natural context.
In order to ensure that the project was as unobtrusive as possible, una arquitetos embedded the house partially within the terrain. Conceived as a ‘tectonic volume’, the ground floor houses a large lounge, kitchen and two apartments for guests. This accommodation encloses a private and sheltered courtyard that encourages outdoor living throughout the year.