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Casa Al in São Paulo
New Residence in São Conrado Beach design by Studio Arthur Casas Architects, Brazil
21 Aug 2014
Casa Al in São Paulo, Brasil
Architect: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: São Conrado Beach, São Paulo, Brazil
The owner of Casa Al have a very clear goal: enjoy the astounding views of Rio’s mountains and sea. A long time client of Studio Arthur Casas, the businessman was a bachelor that wished to leave his apartment and conceive a house right from the beginning with the architects, starting with choosing the right plot.
Located in the hills near São Conrado beach, the plot intrigued the client, as it had no direct view to the sea nor would be the best choice to contemplate the landscape. “For me it was clear we would be able to reach the view. I assured him that all the social areas would be intertwined with the landscape” affirmed Arthur Casas.
The solution was to raise the entrance, the social areas and the pool to the second floor, above the guestrooms and service quarters surrounded by a garden.
The spectacular views are present in all the living areas. Large glass panels slide and hide behind the walls in order to erase the borders between inside and outside.
Great spans amplify spaces that have the same dimensions of a conventional construction. A third floor, with smaller proportions, houses private dependencies such as the master suite and the home office, both oriented to the horizon.
The materials employed are inspired by the landscape, with local stone and cumaru wood. The interior design project favors comfort and casualness, with Brazilian furniture blended with foreign items.
Casa Al in São Paulo – Building Information
Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Author: Arthur Casas
Coauthors: Marina Werfel, Regiane Khristian e Renata Adoni.
Consultants: Renata Tilli (landscape); Maneco Quinderé (lighting); Projest (structure); Noise (automation); PanoramAH (frames)
Suppliers: RB Engenharia, Hydrotech (wood); Palimanan, Yapo, Pagliotto, Rafael Peluccio (stones); Primo Vidros (glasses); Bloquete e Cia (concrete flooring); Itaarte, Mont Blanc, Galeria de la Pietra (marble); Portobello, Portinari/Cecrisa, Recesa, Colortil (ceramics); Jatoba, Atlas, Vidro Real (tiles); DOC, Tecnofial, Eurocentro, Arcanduva, Snaldi (frames); Secca (steel grid); Metalbagno, Altero, Mekal (metalwork)
Interior Design: Casual; Micasa; Varuzza; Nanni Chinelatto; Atelier Ricardo Fasanello; Dpot; Arthur
Decor; Emporium Cortinas; Passado Composto.
Project Date: 2010
Project Completion: 2013
Plot Area: 1.310m²
Built Area: 485m²
Photographs: Fernando Guerra
Casa Al in São Paulo images / information from Studio Arthur Casas
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brasil, South America
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