Project: FL Residence
Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: Santo Andre, Santa Cruz Cabralia, Bahia, Brazil
Area: 11,840 sf
Photographs by: Bruno Pinheiro
FL Residence by Anastasia Arquitetos
The FL Residence is a luxurious modern dwelling located in the Santa Crzu Cabralia district in Brazil. This stunning residence offers just under 12,000 square feet of luxurious living spaces on a single-story, however, landscaping plays a key role in this design and as such, it is integrated masterfully within the interior areas as well as the outdoor spaces. It was designed by Anastasia Arquitetos, a studio you might recognize from our showcase of their Belvedere Residence project in Belo Horizonte.
Residence FL is located in Santo André, in the district of Santa Cruz Cabrália, Bahia, on a 20,000 m2 terrain in Alameda do Araripe Condominium. The implantation of the residence was determined by the position of the terrain facing the beach. It is divided into 3 main blocks connected by covered, but open, circulations. Generous gardens separate them, transforming functional circulations into the enjoyment of nature.
On the first block, there are 3 guest suites. On the second block is the social area, with living and dining rooms, a kitchen, and services. On the third block, suites on the 2nd floor generate an open piloti on the lower floor, which is the large balcony of the house that functions as a leisure area. In this way, the view of the beach from the living area of the second block is not obstructed by the third block. In such a manner, all suites face the beach, and consequently, the morning sun. Also, the guest suites face east.
The north and west facades are protected either by ceramic brick cobogós or by large pivoting doors that function as mobile brises. As it is a summer house, it was designed for low-cost maintenance, and, due to the difficulty of access (by ferry), we opted for a more traditional construction system, which could incorporate local labor, despite the fact that the construction company was from another region. Thus, we work with a reinforced concrete structures and masonry closures. Most of the woodwork was done by local workers, in addition to the ceramic bricks, manufactured in the village itself.