Project size: 2,500 square feet

Program: The architect designed this house as his personal home. The rectilinear form is inspired by a floating opaque box. Located on the corner of a residential street, some of the main challenges were ensuring privacy from the neighbors and the street while still maintaining a dialogue with surrounding houses, and admitting as much natural light as possible. Various areas for socializing with friends and family are included in the program.

Location: Planalto Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Solution: The house establishes several relationships with its surroundings. At the ground level, fully glazed sliding doors open the house up to a walled-in patio, merging the tropical landscaping with the interior. At the upper level, the opposite occurs: mini-wave steel doors block direct sunlight, enhance privacy, and isolate noise from the street and a nearby airport. The roof garden on the third floor—one of the highest points in the neighborhood—allows for sweeping panoramic views.

Construction and materials: Steel construction


Additional Information

Completion dateMarch 2017

Gross square footage: 2,500 square feet

Owner: Flavio Castro




Rua General Jardim, 618 cj 102
São Paulo - Sp - Brazil
55 11 3257 4514


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Flavio Castro
Flavia Marques



Waldir Mirhan: electrical and hydraulic project
Useaço: structural engineering project



Pedro Kok - phone number 55 11 9 4151 610



Landscape: Ricardo Rossin e Michele Tramontina




Structural System

Useaço (structural engineering project and steel structure)
Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project: Intercement (concrete)


Exterior Cladding

Metal panels: Iron Logic



Metal frame: Esquadralum



Glass: Jacqsa


Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Creatto

Paints and stains: France painting

Resilient flooring: Levitare (raised roof floor)



Other furniture: FCStudio
Estudio Bola
BD Barcelon


Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project: Rossin + Tramontina: exterior landscaping
Waldir Mirhan: electrical and hydraulic project
C & C - House and Construction: basic material
Santorini: granite countertops
Deca, Grohe: sanitary ware and metals
STR: air conditioning
Tecveda: waterproofing