The Vertical House in Brazil by Isay Weinfeld
The Vertical House designed by São Paulo-based studio Isay Weinfeld and located in São Paulo, Brazil. The house built on a 3,767 square foot and has two-story building. This a house especially designed and built for a young single man.
Here is more from the architects’ official project description: “Having a full program to consider – besides the usual rooms, the client wished for a guest room, a gym, a swimming pool and caretaker’s quarters -, we decided to build the house vertically and to evolve the rooms upwards on split-levels: a basement, four above-ground floors and a rooftop terrace. Down in the basement are a small gym and sauna. On ground floor, set between an entry court where a cutout in the roof brings natural light in and lets a Yellow Ipê tree to rise up through and grow, and a tiny walled-in garden and swimming pool in the back of the plot, a lofty, double-height living room is the core space in the house.
On mezzanine level, dining room and kitchen overlook the living room below, while a small terrace in the open looks out onto the street. One level up is the master suite with an east-facing balcony; another level above is a guest bedroom with a west-facing balcony. Finally, on the uppermost level, a rooftop terrace crowns the densely packed structure.” This is a home design with simple and elegant approach, with a maximum spatial.
See also Santa Amaro House by Isay Weinfeld.