Project: AL House
Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: Praia de São Conrado, Brazil
House Area: 5220.5 sqft
Photographs by: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
AL House by Studio Arthur Casas
Located in the hills near São Conrado beach, the stunning luxury home – AL House offers breathtaking views of the ocean on one side and the mountain on the other side. But before the architects from Studio Arthur Casas took care of the landscape, this would have been impossible. How did they do it? You’ll see below.
From the architects: “The owner had a very clear goal: enjoy the astounding views of Rio’s mountains and sea. A long time client of Studio Arthur Casas, the businessman was a bachelor that wished to leave his apartment and conceive a house right from the beginning with the architects, starting with choosing the right plot.”
Even though the owner himself didn’t believe a project such as this one was possible, the architects ensured him that they are going to be able to reach the view that he was hoping to get along with the other areas of the home intertwined with the surrounding landscape.
In the end, this was achieved by raising the areas such as the entrance, social areas and swimming pool to the second floor which would be above the guestrooms and service quarters that are surrounded by a garden. This resulted in a spectacular views from all of the living areas which can be protected by large glass panels that can slide and hide behind the walls when they are not needed.
Then there comes the third floor which is a bit smaller than the rest but it still houses private dependencies such as the master suite and a home office, of course, with views of the horizon.