Architects | MF+ Architects Typology | House Location| Franca, SP - Brazil built area| 516m2 Year completed| 2016 Landscaping| Vivian Viana Photos| Renato Moura Construction| Roman Villa Engineering
From the architects. “(…) We seek total integration with nature, simplicity and purity of forms. A home with genuine materials such as stone, steel, concrete and wood that translate the essence of pure and natural beauty. A unique home.
First, we raise the house from the ground to contemplate the view of the valley, being the last land of the condominium, there will be nothing to bar this view of the horizon. We also took advantage of the roof as “green roof” with grass, gravel and a wooden deck for meetings under the sky.
The feeling of the house being “floating” in the grass, especially the gourmet balcony, was designed so that this weight of the concrete block would be questioned in “where is it sustained?” “How?”, Are small details that for us The difference in the way of thinking, seeing and living, to make the project different, at once simple and fascinating.
The weight, the naturalness and the beauty of the concrete is charming. As well as the use of wood muxarabis as “skin” for window protection, also very present in the 50’s. Wood, which brings warmth is another essential element in the design. The straight lines, inheritance of this modernism by Lúcio Costa, have as characteristic the well defined geometric form, without ornaments, continuous glasses forming great plans, integration of spaces, a style proper to Brazilian architecture. It is what we always seek to represent in our projects, the Brazilian in an elegant, simple and timeless way.”