This Brazilian home is organised around the intersection of two perpendicular axes on a single ground floor. Along one axis is the horizontal volume of the main house, with its green roof that appears to lift the grass from the land; the other axis is contrasted by a sense of openness created from the exterior wooden deck and pool.
At the intersection of these two axes are the social spaces of the house including a kitchen and open plan living area. With permanent cross ventilation provided, the atmosphere here is inviting even when challenged by the high temperatures of Sao Paulo. The terrace provides the main transition between the interior and exterior of the home dividing the house into two blocks; the southern block contains the garage and TV room while the northern block houses bedrooms, kitchen and services. The area's hot climate is a key issue for the habitability of the home. All spaces are provided with ample ventilation through wooden folding doors that can be fully opened. Moreover, the green roof acts as an effective insulator, as well as adding to the peculiarity of this unique structure.
Furniture includes Wishbones Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen (available from Cult), Arandela Potence Lamp by Jean Prouve for Vitra and Nebula Nine Sofa by Diesel for Moroso (available from Matisse) and Sabi Sofa by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti (available from ECC).