To understand why this is called the Flying House you have to look down, at that little gap in the facade which makes it seem as if the house is levitating. Just a few centimeters end up having a huge impact on this entire building. The house is located in São Carlos, Brazil and was designed and built by studio Raquel Pelosi Arquitetura e Design Visual in 2018. It’s defined by simplicity and this is reflected in the overall geometry of the volumes, the materials and finishes used as well as the distribution of the spaces.
Sliding doors ensure flexibility and fluidity between the different functions and create a harmonious mixture of internal and external spaces. The doors hide into the walls making these transitions even more seamless. The house also focuses its openings towards the rear section of the site, where the garden and swimming pool area are. Sliding wooden brise-soleils filter the sunlight and maintain a strong connection between the indoor and outdoor sections even when they’re closed. They also add a bit of diversity to the facades, breaking the solid white volumes.