Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Area: 415 m²
Architects: Gabriel Rocchetti, Carolina Calmon
Interior design: Marina Linhares
Photography: © Maíra Acayaba
Built in the 1950s, the house was the object of a renovation project. It might have looked old and dark at first sight, but its “L” shape takes good advantage of the site, blocking out the internal space while providing the garden with intimacy and width.
Supported by slim metal pillars, a veranda was created along the whole “L” inner edge, and all dining and living spaces are integrated to it when the sliding doors are open, giving the feel of being under a vast marquee.
In order to improve the light distribution, several skylights and gardens were created throughout the house. Partially open surfaces also allow the passage of light, while preserving privacy in the rooms.
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
Al. Lorena, 1257
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