Residential ArchitectureHousesToy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (1)

Located in São Paulo, Toy House was conceived as a huge playground by Pascali Semerdjian Architects.

Description by Pascali Semerdjian: This 247m2 Toy House is located in São Paulo, Brazil, a few meters from the house where the family lives. The project was conceived as a huge play place for a fast growing family, designed to be home for the children’s toys and venue to host parties and events for all members.

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (2)

The discrete entrance, for security purpose, opens up with an invitation to play. A staircase leads visitors to choose among three different levels.

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (4)

The lower floor is a large TV room for video game and cinema sessions, with an integrated kitchen available for cooking support. It is marked by a minimalist architecture without excesses and easy to maintain. Sliding doors on both sides connects the space to the external part, that has a big slide integrated under the stainless steel staircase located on the back end of the house.

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (16)

The upper floor is a capsule in metal structure built to allow it to be assembled in different configurations. To attend the challenge of creating flexible spaces for different needs, sun blinds and shutters are built into the metal frame that lowers and raises, opens and closes, on remote control. This way, the space and expand to become bigger or smaller, isolated or opened, and it can also be easily dismantled in the future if the owners decides to move or reform the house.

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (11)

To add to the playfulness of the project, the tower gate was turned into an observation tower like a fort apache. It is connected to the house through a fun red rope bridge that passes over a garden, resembling a small jungle that is located on the ground entrance floor. Special Brazilian graffitis decorates the wall of the space, with other artworks from Anish Kappor, Keith Hering and OsGemeos that are playfully integrated to the architectural project.

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (9)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (13)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (14)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (15)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (5)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (8)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (21)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (18)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (10)

Toy House Was Conceived as a Huge Playground for a Growing Family (7)

Hart House: Contemporary Interpretation of the One-Room Beach Shack

Hart House is located on the idyllic shoreline of Great Mackerel Beach, and was conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the quintessential one-room Australian beach shack.

This Southampton Rustic Waterfront Home Offers Spectacular Wetlands Views

This rustic waterfront home was recently completed by Architecture AF in collaboration with Tamarkin Architecture. A non-conforming, small lot coupled with strict environmental regulations demanded this waterfront house have a vertical orientation to the surrounding protected wetland preserve.

7 Things Every Homeowner Must Know Before Installing Solar Panels

There are many benefits to using solar panels. Aside from reducing electricity costs, you will receive a federal income tax credit when you file your taxes and local rebates from Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC), which could cut in half the investment you made for the installation.

J House by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB / Sweden

Project: J House Architects: Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB Chief Architect: Johan Sundberg Associate Architects: Maria Mauléon Lundberg, Andreas Amasalidis, Staffan Rosvall, Marcus Andäng Structural Engineer: Anders Sandgren, Ramböll Building...

Fisherman Apartment / Gosplan Architects

Architect: Gosplan Architects Project: Fisherman Apartment Location: Genoa, Italy Year 2016 Photography: Anna Positano Fisherman Apartment is a small flat renovated by Gosplan, an Italian architecture and design studio...

Related Articles