Three materials clad the Brazilian home
The Itahye house is located in the outskirts of Sao Paolo, a residential suburban area of green hills and only a few houses nearby. DT Estudio were commissioned to build a classic family house on the location - classic in the sense of function and layout. The result, however, is nothing but typical: looking like an industrial side-construct upon first glance, the 330 sqm residency is full of simple, fun, and practical details all around, leading to a surprisingly cosy ambiance.
The most striking feature, obvious from the facade as well, is the 3-fold division of the structure along the stories. Each level was built from a different material: the lower floor from brick, the middle one from solid concrete, and the upper floor from an unexpected metallic blue tile. The choice of material was led not only by aesthetic purposes, but by technical considerations as well: durability and thermic performance prompted what fits best to the function housed inside.
This already suggests that the various zones follow a functional division: the lower ground is the service area with the garage, laundry, and storage spaces. The middle floor is the community point with the living room and the kitchen, while the upper one is for some private time with a family room and three bedrooms. Just like for all family houses, the heart of the building is the kitchen-living room area - here its floor is in line with the ground and the garden. Situated at the back of the building, facing the hills, and under the overhanging volume of the third floor, the yard offers a secluded, private outdoor space.
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