Designed for a couple and their three children in the countryside of São Paulo (Brazil) – located at Quinta da Baroneza, in Bragança Paulista city – Casa Pitombas, signed by Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura, is marked by the integration of its surroundings. The result is a house of contemporary architecture, translated mainly by the flat roof and openings that visually integrate internal and external areas.
Designer: Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura
Photographer: Alessandro Gruetzmacher
This house was all developed in a single story divided in modulus. This idea of modulus was created to divide social and private areas but also keep it all integrated and also integrated with the surrounding garden.
The idea of creating this different rooms in modulus creates very cozy spaces without lose the integration between areas. This idea is shown in the house geometry creating variation in the roof heights which gives a pleasant geometry to the overall construction together with large roof canopies that crates shade and protection from tropical rains.
Natural materials, such as wood and stones combined with glass and metal structure gives the aspect of a modern house that is also very well integrated in the countryside. At the entrance the water mirror welcome visitors and follow them along the entrance hall that connects the social and private areas. This hallway has this particular glass wall with wood structure details that creates visual connection with the house interior but also gives privacy for people inside the house.
The slope of the site was used to enhance the swimming pool area and also to place a gym area and a sauna in a lower level which has a glass structure allowing a beautiful view of the garden.