Project: CA House
Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Bragança Paulista, Brazil
Area: 9,536 sq ft
Photographs by: Leonardo Finotti
CA House by Jacobsen Arquitetura
Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura, the CA House is located in a rural area of Bragança Paulista in Brazil. This 9,536 sq ft home was designed to work with the site’s contour lines, solar exposure and panoramic view. All of this drove for the most part to a one story house with a Z-shape floor arrangement. It is divided into three zones and each of them posses a free volume because of the non-orthogonal edges in which the house is drawn.
From the architects: “This house was set according to the site´s contour lines, solar exposure and remarkable panoramic view, which led mainly to a one story house conceived by a “Z” shape floor plan.
We divided the program into three areas: Social, Private and Service. Each one occupying an independent volume due to the non-orthogonal angles in which the house is drawn, allowing us to accommodate the service sector at the site´s highest plot, as well as to face living-rooms, verandas and pool towards the view, lapping the bedrooms over the natural terrain slope in a manner to create a lower floor supported by slender columns.
The social area is crystal-clear and opened to the exterior. It´s architecture is solely conceived by a light-structured, slightly inclined roof also oriented to the view, creating a balcony all along its length.
Private and service volumes are defined by articulated metallic panels, providing either privacy and natural light. The brises, arranged unevenly, are intended to bring lightness to architecture, as if they were made of fabric or some other pliable matter. Interior design includes furniture signed by Sérgio Rodrigues, Carlos Mota and Mônica Cintra.”