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Designed in different modules, DAC house signed by Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura is integrated with the downhill land

Project name:
DAC House
Architecture firm:
Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura
Fazenda Dona Carolina, Bragança Paulista, Itatiba, São Paulo, Brazil
Evelyn Müller
Principal architect:
Gilda Meirelles
Design team:
Interior design:
Built area:
850 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Structural engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
Cate Poli Landscaping
Castilha Lighting (Garden Lighting)
Tools used:
Wood, Concrete, Metal, Stone
Residential › House

Located in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo inside Fazenda Dona Carolina, DAC House signed by Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura had the architectural development of a project to accompany the slope of the land, without many stairs and having a view of the forest present in most environments.

The large slope of the terrain, which was the biggest challenge of the project, became its differential: being very inclined, it allowed the creation of modules at different levels separating the intimate area from the service and social area and, at the same time, creating an integration with the place that gives the feeling that the house springs from the land.

modern Brazilian house with poolimage © Evelyn Muller

The clients, a young couple with small children, were looking for a comfortable space with integrated environments. For this, five suites were designed, one larger for the couple; rooms connected to the terrace - which accommodates the living and gourmet area and the TV room that has a door that separates or integrates it with other environments, depending on the use.

The materials featured were stone, wood, and lots of glass which helps to create a connection with the forest and the garden. Alwitra's roof over a metal structure allows the creation of large plans, thus promoting the integration of construction with the land and nature, and also includes very large eaves, very important in this region to protect from the sun and rain. The Alwitra used is brown and the steel beams are painted the same color in matte to give unity in the roof. The frames are all made of wood.

The landscaping complements the project, helping to integrate with the land and the forest. The garden lighting provides a very beautiful effect on the construction and layout.

wooden deck terrace and outdoor furniture

outdoor swimming pool and stone wall

outdoor furniture and wooden roof

cozy living room with garden view

wooden staircase

wooden staircase with glass handrail

inner courtyard with glass wall

bathroom washing basin and towels

bathroom interior design

modern house with wooden deck terrace

contemporary home with pool

dad house in Sao Paulo

outdoor pool furnitures

modern family home with pool

contemporary residence with swimming pool

garden plants and tree

garden lighting

house with illumination at night

contemporary home exterior design

swimming pool lighting

modern residence with outdoor pool


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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