A home that breathes and emphasizes it surroundings from its position behind a black fence follows. Entitled Casa Lara and located in Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo, Brazil the vibrant contemporary home presents itself in the median position of the plot, creating two gardens to have a dialogue with. The establishment has been designed by Felipe Hess and it was completed back 2015.
Lush vegetation has been sheltered into its gardens, creating an excellent view for the inhabitants and a perfect connection between exterior interior spaces. The home offers on its terrace an opportunity to gaze at the silhouette of the city on an extensive lounge area.
Casa Lara by Felipe Hess
“Taking advantage from the local construction laws, which allow to build up to the side borders of the plot, the architects designed two gardens, one in the front and one on the back of the house. The entrance happens through a flourishing tropical garden hiding the actual house and giving access straight to the integrated living-dining room, which opens on the back garden too.
The upper block, which accommodates three complete suites, uses the whole width of the plot and opens on both gardens. It leans on the border walls and on two ground floor volumes, which organize all the service facilities: the stone box hosts the laundry, the kitchen and deposits, while the metallic one, on the back, contains the social lavatory and an equipment storage for the garden and swimming pool. Behind the pool, a high wall hides the steam room as well as the vestiaries.
The façade texture is given by the variation of the wooden slats: the horizontals, regular and fixed hides the bathrooms, giving privacy and yet view on the surrounding trees, while the verticals seals the rooms with irregular openings and different boards ‘sizes. This solution allows natural lighting and ventilation to all rooms, without losing discretion.
On the top floor, a curtain box crowns the volume, hosting the water tanks and the barbecue. All around it, a wide solarium terrace with a 360 view on the city.”
Interior spaces are pushing vibrant luxurious textures into the scenery to create contrast with great colors.
Greenery remains the main focus indoors.
Sliding glass walls allow perfect communication between interior and exterior spaces.
A vibrant contemporary home of great beauty, simply beautiful and free. What do you think? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.