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Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo

10 June 2024

Architects: Perkins&Will

Location: São Paulo, Brazil, South America

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

Photos by Fran Parente

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

Surrounded by nature, the Fazenda da Grama Residence takes advantage of the uneven topography to arrange the lives of the residents in a countryside oasis, diluting the limits between intern and extern spaces. A combination of striking lines and overlapping volumes – sometimes aligned, other times distant from each other –, composed of zenithal openings and transparency, allows strategic framings of the landscape and creates unique relations between inside and outside, instigating the curiosity of those who lives there.

Five sectors (intimate, social, fun, guests and services) spreads over three levels and 1300 sqm, the Fazenda da Grama Residence was designed following the premise of family’s private life protection and an inviting appearance without giving up on its predominant horizontality. On the lower level are the service and social accesses.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo,

Then, an extensive staircase leads to the intermediate level, where house’s main attractions are concentrated – the social block, with a multifunctional room connected to the patio with grass and swimming pool, fun and guests’ areas. There, a pergola shades the path and connects to the marquee, crossing the volume and connecting all sectors.

Finally, on the last level is the intimate area, isolated from other uses and with guaranteed privacy. Transitional paths are very well worked out, providing different space experiences; from the route traced by the user, new perspectives are created.

And it is precisely the functional and efficient design that results in the versatility of uses and calibrate privacy levels. The landscape design by Renata Tilli and Juliana do Val (Gaia Projetos) reinforces the integration with nature, since the house seems to delicately rest on a pre-existing garden, such is its naturalness.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo,

Jaboticaba fruitful trees, a fishpond and organic lines pulverizes the limits between interior and exterior to the point of rising the question: are we inside or outside the house? Furthermore, vegetations is also applied as physical and visual barrier, positioned laterally to the social sector and closing off the pool area. The choice of light tones and nature derived materials dialogues directly with the initiative of harmoniously blend house and landscape.

The stone that covers the exterior also enters the house and wraps around the walls, blurring the definition of beginning and ending of spaces; the same goes for the woody ceiling, another element that refers to the surrounding vegetation and brings warmth up the spaces. On the other hand, the metallic elements on the marquee bring lightness and contemporaneity to the house.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo,

The interior design, by Camila and Mariana Lellis, also prioritizes natural elements, with woodworking as the protagonist. “The goal was to create a harmonic decoration, combining architecture design and client’s needs”, shares Camila. To meet the family’s desire for a cozy and relaxed environment, with a country house atmosphere, wood was widely used in furniture such as the bookshelf, which is filled with books and memories, in contrast to the neutrality of the tiled floor and stone walls.

Earthy and warm tones are present throughout the decoration and add layers of complexity to the project, both visually and sensorially. It is possible to notice the subtle variation of colors in carpets, curtains, cushions and other objects, which reinforces the sensation of a continuous gradient.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

Among the furniture and works of art, national design prevails. Music enthusiasts, the family achieved their dream of having an antique piano prominently featured in the generous social area, which also has large, spacious tables that comfortably accommodate guests for the long and lively lunches organized by the family. As the sun sets, the luminaires work to reinforce the much-desired cozy atmosphere in different environments.

“We managed to achieve synergy between the architectural project, the interior decoration and the clients’ desires, which reveal the intense connection with the house where they return on the weekends in order to enjoy intense contact with nature and reinforce the bonds of family coexistence”, says Mariana Lellis.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

Fazenda da Grama Residence in São Paulo – Building Information

Architecture: Perkins&Will – https://perkinswill.com/

Size: 1.300,00 m2
Completion Date: 2022

About Perkins&Will
Perkins&Will, an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm, was founded in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives. The firm is committed to creating a better, beautiful, more equitable world through Living Design, an approach that integrates environmental, social, and design considerations to advance
ecological health and well-being.

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo,

Architizer named Perkins&Will the world’s “Best Sustainable Firm” in 2023, and Metropolis named it “Firm of the Year” in 2022 for its industry leadership in advancing climate action and social justice. Fast Company named Perkins&Will one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Architecture three times, and in 2021, it added the firm to its list of Brands That Matter making Perkins&Will the first architecture practice in the world to earn the distinction. With an international team of more than 2,700 professionals, Perkins&Will has 32 studios worldwide, providing integrated services in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture.

Established in 2012, the Perkins&Will studio in São Paulo has approximately 100 multidisciplinary collaborators and has developed projects for clients such as Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Rede D’Or, Prevent Senior, Grupo Fleury, Bank of America, C6 Bank, Tozzini Freire Advogados, Machado Meyer Advogados, Insper, Escola Bilíngue Pueri Domus, Grupo SEB, Trisul SA, SDI Incorporadora, Vitacon Imobiliária, You.Inc, Lúcio Engenharia, and MPD Engenharia. Partners include Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects; Portland; NelsonNygaard; and Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR).

Fazenda da Grama Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

Photography: Fran Parente

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Location: São Paulo state, Brazil, South America

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