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* Residential Architecture: Casa HS by Studio Arthur Casas

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Residential Architecture: Casa HS by Studio Arthur Casas: “..são paulo-based architecture practice studio arthur casas has sent us images of ‘casa HS’, a private residence built in the countryside one hour from são paulo city. the 1000 square meter house is separated into two volumes, one for the children and guests; and the other for the couple and the common spaces. situated on a golf course, open to the natural surroundings, the dichotomy between the two programs are generated in a horizontal plane for the visitors which is contrasted by a cube that hosts the parents.. landscaped with tall trees and bushes, the long facade is constructed out of perforated metal panels to provide privacy from the street level..these pieces can be opened to reveal the interior bedrooms. large glass sliding doors are integrated into the corridor of the space transforming the volume into a pavilion completely exposed to nature. the other levels of the building sit on a stone base which is terraced into the playing grounds..in order to not lose the domestic scale of the dwelling, the ground floor contains the living room, dining and kitchen with a home theater and master bedroom on the upper level. the patio creates the boundary between the pavilion and guesthouse which extends to the swimming pool. a retractable roof allows the sun and wind to permeate the residence with a vertical garden and water basin. the common area has a double height ceiling with six meter high glass doors which slide to the side integrating the space with the terrace and patio. beneath the house a private gym, sauna and technical areas form the base of the residence which are carved into the high inclination of the terrain..”  Truly extensive glazing, abundant natural light, views; interesting form, interior volumes and details; indoor / outdoor sensibility..article includes a short video..

image: © fernando guerra; article: Designboom

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