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Casa Maria & José by Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura

The owners – an elderly couple with four children – require that the house should be single-story due to the reduced mobility of some family members, demanding attention to accessibility standards – ramp, lift, accessibility bars in bathrooms, etc. The main program of social housing, leisure, and intimate areas – were distributed in a single pavilion that subtly lands under the ground, without effectively touching the ground. Such subtlety is due to the structuring of pillars and metal beams.
 
The service and garage areas are located under the main pavilion, occupying the void coming from the natural slope of the land. At the same time that the facade of such a volume presents itself as a closed box for its surroundings, internally there is a large patio that allows the visual integration between the environments of the house, besides ensuring the entrance of permanent natural lighting. The large pool made of prestressed concrete connects to the main volume of the house with the purpose of integrating leisure activities with the social life of the house, facilitating the circulation and access of the residents of the house.

Casa Maria & José, by Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura
Photography by Leonardo Finotti


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