Lofted Luxury: All-in-One Modern Home & Office Design


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In the Carapicuiba House, strange site became an incredible design opportunity for constructing a combination live-work space that is distinctly modern but also takes full advantage of its situation and surroundings. As a result, the story of this structure started above street level and ended twenty feet below it.

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The lofted office space above has a bold visual presence, is open to the available views and has maxiumum exposure for day-lighting. The house is tucked below ground level, engaged instead with the natural surroundings and filled with comfortable enclosures both indoors and outside including cozy pools, gardens and patios.

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Connecting the two core elements of the program is a series of exposed steel walkways and staircases that provide a continuously changing vista of the site, structure and surroundings above and below.

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The buildings themselves are simply concrete and glass with periodic wood accents and metal circulation structures: concrete is used where strength and privacy are needed and glass is used visually connect spaces, bring in light and provide views.

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In part what makes this lofted home so successful is the way in which it exploits the spatial limitations of the lot – namely, a giant hole in the ground – to create more spaces, views and visual relationships throughout the buildings and site than you would be likely to find on a more conventional plot of land.

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