Project: Xan House
Location: Xangrila, Brazil
Area: 3,767 sf
Photographs by: Leonardo Finotti
Xan House by MAPA
MAPA, a studio from Brazil has completed the design for the Xan House in the beach town of Xangrila in Brazil. This contemporary home serves as a summer residence and its two stories are designed to make the most out of the beautiful location. It’s got just under 7,800 square feet of space to offer and most of it follows the open plan living philosophy, ensuring there is plenty of natural light everywhere.
A dual condition of living: The antagonistic and the complementary
XAN is single family residence, located in a private neighborhood in Xangrilá, a little town in the coast side, 135 km South from Porto Alegre, Brazil.
A summer house is a space full of freedom, a place to enjoy an outdoor life. This fact conditioned the way the project was faced.
The distinction is simple. Social life stays in the ground floor, in direct interaction with its surroundings. Private life, separated and isolated, belongs to the second floor. Visual filters in expansion spaces next to bedrooms allow open air experiences of another nature.
XAN House, an antagonistic and complementary game of spaces and living experiences.