The Box house, located in a residential neighborhood of low verticalization in the city of São Paulo, was designed for a young architect, to himself. The size of the ground (20 x 10m) corner, directed the implementation where all the openings are located in two of the four facades. Zenith openings and the inner patio illuminate the environments that are located on the other two facades.
Project Name: Box House
Architect Name: FCstudio
As you pass through the front gate of Corten steel, you come to a hall from which you can read, for the first time, the volumetry of the whole project and the differentiation of the program through the choice of materials. The opaque box, which before seemed to be heavy, rests in a glass box on the ground floor and makes it appear to float
The second floor contains the private area (suite, TV room) that determined the outer covering of the residence: miniwave panels. The different possibility of openings controls sunlight, acoustic and safety.
On the rooftop, the garden completes the program and establishes a distinct relationship with the surroundings. It’s like a belvedere.
Facts such as solar heating (water), gardens, cross ventilation and construction technique adopted (speed) generate an efficient house quality. From the bird view photo is possible notice that the house is an exception inside its context.