Simple House in Brazil Takes Over The Entire Plot

This modern residence from Brazil is very interesting for a variety of different reasons. For example, the house occupies the entire plot. It doesn’t leave room for a garden or a courtyard in the proper sense of the word and that makes it stand out but also makes sense considering the proportions of the site and design of the house itself. This was a project completed by studio Otta Albernaz Arquitetura in 2019 and the entire house offers 270 square meters of living space in total. The rooms are organized on two levels connected by a stylish staircase with glass railings. There’s a really nice fluidity between the rooms and between the two floors.

The entire top floor can be closed off for added privacy and this is how it looksView in gallery
The entire top floor can be closed off for added privacy and this is how it looks
The house occupies the entire plot, with only a narrow open space between it and the border wallsView in gallery
The house occupies the entire plot, with only a narrow open space between it and the border walls
The ground floor social area and the upstairs bedrooms are connected by a staircase with transparent glass balustradesView in gallery
The ground floor social area and the upstairs bedrooms are connected by a staircase with transparent glass balustrades

The entrance is marked by a beautiful pergola and a large black door. It leads to the social area which occupies the ground floor. This is where the living room, kitchen and dining area are all interconnected, with no physical barriers between them. This volume looks and feels very open thanks to the glass walls which allow the natural light to get inside. Although the only view is that of the concrete walls surrounding the site, the connection between the indoor and the outdoor is still strong and defining for the project. In comparison, the second floor offers view beyond the walls but have wooden shutters that can completely close off the volume.

At the front of the site there's a beautiful pergola with a black metal frameView in gallery
At the front of the site there’s a beautiful pergola with a black metal frame
The ground floor houses all the common areas such as the kitchen, the dining room and the living areaView in gallery
The ground floor houses all the common areas such as the kitchen, the dining room and the living area
The white walls and ceiling create a very open and bright decor throughout this entire volumeView in gallery
The white walls and ceiling create a very open and bright decor throughout this entire volume
The living area is placed at the center of the room, framed by a light gray area rugView in gallery
The living area is placed at the center of the room, framed by a light gray area rug
Concrete, wood and glass are the primary materials which have been used throughout the entire houseView in gallery
Concrete, wood and glass are the primary materials which have been used throughout the entire house
The open kitchen features a large multifunctional island with an elegant black marble topView in gallery
The open kitchen features a large multifunctional island with an elegant black marble top
All the bedrooms on the second floor have private bathroomsView in gallery
All the bedrooms on the second floor have private bathrooms
The full-height glass walls bordering the social areas blur the boundaries between the indoor and the outdoorView in gallery
The full-height glass walls bordering the social areas blur the boundaries between the indoor and the outdoor