Project: Vila Madalena House
Architects: Drucker Arquitetos Associados
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Area: 4,402 sq ft
Photographs by: Leonardo Finotti
Vila Madalena House by Drucker Arquitetos Associados
Disguised between ambiances such as gardens, patios with pergolas and openings partially protected by brises, the Vila Madalena House provides its tenants the desired sunlight, ventilation and privacy. Designed by the Brazilian studio Drucker Arquitetos Associados, this modern home is set in Vila Madalena, a western district of Sao Paulo, Brazil which is a very intensively socially and culturally agitated region. The architect, Monica Drucker, has designed this residence for a couple with three small children.
From the architects: “The project occupies the whole lot. The sides have gardens, and the home faces the greenery, making the distinction between interior and exterior very slight. The large glass frames with double high ceiling open to the two sides of the house, one of them protected by brises, allowing good natural lighting, in spite of the building at the back. At the top floor, the three suites are integrated through a veranda covered with a pergola and glass. This clear and pleasant space, besides providing the necessary privacy for the bedrooms in relation to the neighboring building, is useful for the children, who can play there safely.
A walkway, protected by a glass railing, leads to the suites, passing between one side of the stairway and the intimate room. At the façade, the horizontalness is enhanced by the generous cumaru sliding window, which protects the glazed openings. In order to avoid the tall claustrophobic walls, common in big cities, the solution was a wooden strips gate.”