Stone House by Architectare in Itaipava, Brazil

Project: Stone House
Itaipava, Brazil
5,478 sf
Year: 2019
Photographs by:
Leonardo Finotti

Stone House by Architectare

The Stone House, located in Itaipava, Brazil, was designed as a vacation home for an elderly couple with a streamlined and practical program. The house was planned to function as an apartment, providing security and ease of maintenance. The volume of the house sits on a small platform, with the entrance located there, and the front of the house hangs on the slope of the terrain. A spacious deck with a pool was added to maintain the homey feel despite the contained design. Guest rooms were placed on the second floor for future accessibility, while the couple’s life centers on the ground floor, including the master suite and social areas.

Designed for an elderly couple as a new vacation home, this construction has a very unique program, formed through experiences in their old home that they had sold.

With adult children already married and with their own vacation homes serving as the base for family gatherings, it was requested that this house have a very streamlined program, focused on practicality of use and maintenance.

One of the main demands was that the house function as an apartment, where one can simply close the door and everything remains safe inside.

To achieve this, the volume was placed on a small platform, where the entrance is located, leaving the front of the house hanging on the slope of the terrain.

A large deck with a pool was placed on the front part so that, despite being contained, the construction would not lose its aura of a home.

To ensure future accessibility, the guest rooms were placed on the second floor and the entire life of the couple takes place on the ground floor where, in addition to the social and service areas, the master suite is also located.

Inspired by Provence architecture, the rigid stone volume is internally subverted by the misaligned form of the mezzanine, which balances the height of the ceiling and allows access to a glass balcony designed to guarantee the entry of natural light that gives a sense of movement to the space during the day.



Tags: architectare, brazil, contemporary, exterior, interior, itaipava, luxury, modern

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