Belgica House|AMZ Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Area: 1075 sqm
Architects: AMZ Arquitetos
Authors: Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia e Adriana Zampieri
Team: Gabriel Rocchetti, Paula Saito, Paula Ferreira Leite
Interior Design: AMZ Arquitetos
Photography: © Maíra Acayaba
Located at a green residential area in São Paulo, the program was split in three blocks (service, private and leisure spaces), stacked in a way as to create a wall-less social zone that is completely integrated with the garden, where the whole extension of the site can be discerned.
The service block is secluded from the living and pool blocks by translucent sliding doors, so that its rooms (pantry, kitchen and barbecue area) are integrated to the social zone as desired.
The private block is stacked on top of the service block, limited by hinged and sliding pine wood panels, which also enable the integration of the block with the green roof of the service block below.
At the terrace, the leisure block invades the garden to take advantage of the sunlight and the view to the green neighborhood.
At night, the translucent character of the panels produces the reverse effect, allowing the internal light to leak onto the garden.
All images courtesy of AMZ Arquitetos | © Maíra Acayaba
Founded in 2009, AMZ is a São Paulo based architecture firm with works ranging from the urban scale to the object scale.
Composed of a collaborative and complimentary team, they operate seeking a multifocal projecting approach combining architectural concept with interior design, environmental and constructability concerns since the beginning of every project.
They aim to combine pure and conceptually free project solutions with adequate constructive methods through a cooperative process that connects clients, consultants and constructors in all stages of any given project.
AMZ took part in the 11th São Paulo Art Biennial, the 5th Biennial of Quito and the 2010 World Architecture Festival, and its works have been published in leading national and international architectural journals and media.
Sao Paulo – Brazil
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