Two concrete units, one at the top and one at the bottom, with opposite orientations and yet in perfect harmony – this is how we’d describe this wonderful residence from Vila Princesa, Brazil. The house was designed and built by studio Rmk! Arquitetura and offers a total of 456 square meters of living space. Completed in 2018, the house enjoys a strong bond with its surroundings, a relationship emphasized by the overall design and architecture in numerous ways.
The ground floor is where the social areas are situated. These areas are framed by large glass walls complemented by natural stone surfaces which each connect them to the outdoors in a unique and special way. This marvelous integration with the exterior is also continued upstairs where the volume extends over the ground floor unit, forming a concrete box which cantilevers on both ends. Below, a porch and a carport are sheltered beneath the volumes. A wooden deck extends the social areas outside onto the pool area and sliding glass doors eliminate the physical barrier between these spaces.