House Built Around a Tree in Alto de Pinheiros

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House Built Around a Tree in Alto de Pinheiros

Luxury Contemporary Villa and Pool in SP, Brasil – design by Perkins+Will, architects

27 June 2019

House Built Around a Tree

Architects: Perkins+Will

Location: Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

Architects Perkins + Will was hired by a family from São Paulo, Brazil for the construction of their new residence, located at Alto de Pinheiros, a traditional neighborhood of the capital.

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

The land, with approximately 1,000 square meters, was purchased because its natural characteristics; about 50% of it was occupied by a generous garden, including an impressive Flamboyant tree.

House Built Around a Tree

For this reason, the respect of these conditions was the big challenge in this project.

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

The Flamboyant became the main icon of the project, making all the solutions be designed according to the tree. Located on the eastern corner of the site, the Flamboyant was three-dimensionally digitized, thus being able to define the constructive guidelines without threaten its well-being.

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

Once the ‘protagonist’ was defined, it should be visible to all. Starting from this principle, the living/dining room and balcony (common areas and reception) should be closely linked to it.

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

These social areas were covered by a structural wood grid (developed with the well-known Brazilian engineer Hélio Olga) that folds them and connects the backyard garden to the Street, making this architectonic element most striking.

The design of this structure was only possible thanks to the three-dimensional mapping made in the beginning of the process, because the dimensions and grid heights have been set to reduce to the maximum the impact on the landscape.

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

House Built Around a Tree

Photography: Nelson Kon

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