Contemporary House Makes Clever Use Of A Steep Slope With Nice Views
The LLF House was designed by studio Obra Arquitetos and is this absolutely charming structure located in São José dos Campos, Brazil. A major determining factor for the design and distribution of the spaces was the fact that the site has a very steep slope. Also, the house is quite small compared to the overall size of the site. As a result, the architects positioned it at the center of the lot and structured it on two floors.
The ground floor (or basement) depending how you look at it, houses the private spaces: four bedrooms connected to a garden. The top floor (or main level) holds the common spaces as well as the garage and service areas.
Surrounded by vegetation, the house looks perfectly at home here. It responds to this difficult topography with grace and it has a very strong relationship with the immediate surroundings and the outdoors in general. The bottom floor’s roof doubles as the floor for a flat surface that allows the other spaces to extend outside. This way both levels enjoy a seamless connection to the outdoors. Furthermore, the social areas lack rigid barriers and seamlessly flow into one another. This ensures flexibility and freedom throughout the floor plan.