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Fazenda Boa Vista Residence / Studio Arthur Casas

A new-build home for a family in Upstate São Paulo's Fazenda Boa Vista

Boa Vista Residence / Studio Arthur Casas
Fazenda Boa Vista Residence

Project: Fazenda Boa Vista Residence
Architecture: Studio Arthur Casas
Co-Author and Architecture manager: Nara Telles
Co-Author and Decoration manager: Rafael Palombo
Decoration coordinator: Fabíola Andrade
Collaborators: Marcos Retzer, Raimundo Borges, Diogo Mondini, Fernanda Altemari, Ana Beatriz Braga, Luis Lourenço, Ana Maria Pedreschi, Susana Brolhani, Claire Dayan, Julia Sampaio, Vinicius Fadel, Giovana Micheloni
Contractor: Epson
Location: Fazenda Boa Vista, São Paulo, Brazil
Year: 2023
Built area: 1302 m2
Photo Credits: Fernando Guerra

The design of this residence at Fazenda Boa Vista seeks to value the surroundings from within.

The implantation of the Fazenda Boa Vista Residence was a challenge due to the setback restrictions, which make it a narrow and long volume. The creation of interesting proportions, then, arises from volumes with sloping roofs, through differentiated and not perpendicular angles, which frame the landscape and environments in an innovative way.

Fazenda Boa Vista residence / Studio Arthur Casas

With an extensive program, the house has six bedrooms, gym, gourmet area, home theater, large social space and wellness areas. The pool is connected to the gourmet area, whose light enters through the cobogós, which simultaneously offer privacy to residents, provide natural lighting to the environments and create a cross ventilation system. The cobogós used are models in Ipsilon, specially chosen for the project and designed by Arthur Casas.

pool

The dialogue between the wellness areas and the pool is created directly through glass that allows to see it from under the water, while bringing a simple reflection to the rest area and the sauna on the lower floor. The scenographic aesthetic created by this water window and also by a skylight in the basement stairwell are hallmarks of the project’s identity.

Boa Vista House / Studio Arthur Casas

In the structure of the residence, prefabricated wood was used, a sustainable solution that simultaneously offers wide gaps between its internal environments. The structural performance of the project was a special challenge in the execution of the architecture of the house.

living room

As for the materiality, the facades are made of stone, Ipsilon cobogó and carbonized pine wood, which is also installed on the roof, like a deck, over a waterproofed slab. The stone used is Moledo, which is applied to the walls by hand, as is the case with most of the homes in the region. The stones are broken one by one, in loco, to be carefully fitted together on the walls, next to a mass mixed with beige sand. In addition, a porcelain floor was specially developed by Studio to integrate the project.

living room

The internal finishes follow the external materiality of the Fazenda Boa Vista Residence, through the repetition of elements such as neutral porcelain tiles on the floors, and rustic stone and wood on the walls, placing external and internal in direct reference.

living room

In the intimate area, we opted for tilting windows, which have the function of ventilating and illuminating spaces without compromising privacy. When closed, they end up blending into the façade, as they are also clad in carbonized pinus wood. They were made to work manually, with the aid of a metal arm that locks in 3 other angles, 90o, 45o or 30o. A counterweight was also provided to facilitate its handling, in addition to balancing its load.

Boa Vista House / Studio Arthur Casas

On the interiors project, there are vintage pieces and contemporary furniture, combining materials such as linen, suede, leather and natural wood logs. Ceramics and pieces of Brazilian popular art also make up the environments in the master suite and entrance. Pieces signed by Casas, such as the Lurdes and Jaky dining tables and the log coffee table converse with the chair and stool by Geraldo de Barros. The Esfera armchair, by Ricardo Fasanello, dialogues with the Tonico and Mole armchairs and the Beg chair, by Sergio Rodrigues. There is also the coffee table by Branco e Preto and the R armchairs by Zanine Caldas. In the outdoor area, there is a pair of Dorival armchairs, by Arthur Casas.

dining room

bedroom

Boa Vista House / Studio Arthur Casas

bedroom

Boa Vista House / Studio Arthur Casas

balcony

Fazenda Boa Vista Residence / Studio Arthur Casas

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