A rough concrete facade is not always associated with industrial buildings, warehouses and such. One project which resonates with this idea is the CM House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was designed and built by studio Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura and was completed earlier this year. The architects chose a contemporary approach both regarding the exterior and the interior of the house. Behind the concrete shell stands a very warm and welcoming environment infused with lots of wood and beautiful earthy colors. The spiral staircase which connects all the different levels is one of its best features. It’s very elegant and stylish and it combines the two main materials which define this entire project: concrete and wood.
Like most contemporary homes, this one also focuses a lot on the relationship that it has with the surroundings and the outdoors in general. All of its 1200 square meters of space are a nice blend of indoor and outdoor areas. The interior spaces have floor-to-ceiling glass doors, often with curtains, which open them towards the exterior and let in both natural light and amazing views. This seamless indoor-outdoor integration is also emphasized through a series of courtyards and gardens which bring nature closer to the living spaces. The ground floor contains a unified social space which direct access to the pool area. Above it stand all the bedroom suites and at the very top there’s a leisure space with a sauna, gym and Jacuzzi.