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Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos

The Sao Paulo-based architectural studio AMZ Arquitetos has designed "Bélgica House" that located in a green residential area in São Paulo, Brazil.

Project description by the architects:

The house program was organized in three blocks based on functions (service, sleeping and leisure spaces) piled up and arranged in a way that creates a constant indoor-outdoor integration.

Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazilimage © Maíra Acayaba

The front view of the house image © Maíra Acayaba

While the wall-less social area allows it full view and direct access to the garden, translucent sliding doors separate the service block from the living and pool spaces. When slid open, the service rooms (pantry, kitchen and barbecue area) are extended into the social area and garden creating one continuous expansive space.

The living room view from yardimage © Maíra Acayaba

a man on the rooftop of the houseimage © Maíra Acayaba

The sleeping and more intimate spaces are located in the upper block. They are covered by hinged and sliding pine wood panels that open up enabling the contemplation of the garden and green-roofed service block.

Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazilimage © Maíra Acayaba

Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazilimage © Maíra Acayaba

The top block and third floor of the house consists of a leisure space. It includes a gym opening onto a terrace where one may enjoy the sunlight while overlooking the surrounding green neighborhood. 
At night, the translucent feature of the panels produces the reverse effect, allowing internal light to leak out to the garden.

the staircase inside the houseimage © Maíra Acayaba

the living area of the homeimage © Maíra Acayaba

the dining areaimage © Maíra Acayaba

garden view from living room window image © Maíra Acayaba

beautiful view of the rooftop image © Maíra Acayaba

living area and pool on the rooftop image © Maíra Acayaba

Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazilimage © Maíra Acayaba

Belgica House designed by AMZ Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazilimage © Maíra Acayaba

basement architectural plan Basement plan

ground floor plan Ground Floor Plan

first floor plan First Floor Plan

second floor plan Second Floor Plan

architectural section Section A

architectural section  detailSection B


Architect: AMZ Arquitetos

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Year: 2016 

Area: 1075 m²

Photographer: Maíra Acayaba

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