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Villa with pool in Brazil: a tribute to Mies Van Der Rohe

Essential geometry, glass sections, essential material palette: modern house in Sao Paulo mixes outdoor continuity and privacy

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A private villa with swimming-pool is echoing the legendary architectures by Mies van der Rohe somewhere in Brazil’s lavishly green nature. By drawing its major inspiration from the German master’s iconic buildings sticking to the less is more motto, this two-storey villa with pool in Sao Paulo exhibits minimalist and essential geometry, along with an abundant use of glass, great indoor-outdoor communication and basic material palette – especially, concrete and stainless steel.

Bearing in mind the distance of almost a century, no wonder that the main feature shared by the Brazilian residence and Mies’ most iconic buildings – just think of the Farnsworth House, built in Piano, United States, in the years between 1945 and 1951 – is transparency (read more atfilm dedicato alla Farnsworth House). 

The architectural response by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados unfolds around the very idea of opening up such modern house with pool towards the surrounding landscape by integrating both interior and exterior volumes. Indeed, as previously seen in several modern villas designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the use of sliding glass walls allows the living to blend harmonically with outdoor areas.

“Working at the limit between maximum transparency and the ideal level of privacy for each space was my greatest challenge. There was also a need to insert the house in the plot, conserve and respect the existing trees, and, obviously, the considerable steepness to consider”, Fernanda Marques explains.

The night-area was first laid out, quickly followed by a series of adjacent spaces arranged around a few key elements:  the water mirror that overflows by the entrance steps, a yellow wall running along the house’s length, or the spiral staircase that leads up to the mezzanine level. 

Although evoking a genuinely rationalist architecture, the villa’s interiors are shaped with warm materials: see the cozy wooden finishes featured in the living room and its double-height ceilings. Lastly, the modern furniture selection includes a fair number of design must-haves d’auteur.

www.fernandamarques.com.br


by Alec Cinque / 6 April 2017

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