Jaragua Residence, Alphaville, São Paulo, Brazil
Jaragua Residence was built in the outskirts of São Paulo in Alphaville, a constructed city that was started forming in the seventies. “I tried to create a sort of internal topography, with the furniture laid out continuously, with small variations in height, almost at floor level” Fernanda Marques, the architect for the house explains. The topography is evident throughout the house. There are certain heights of the house, most noticeable being at living room having double height between ceiling and floor.
“In this project natural daylight is present everywhere but never directly. There are very specific lighting situations, derived from the construction shape and project solutions”. The daylight is coherent wherever there is a glass partition, from the living room to the bathroom. Having the pool at the level of the veranda, the daylight shimmers within the house creating inconceivable shades and colours. The architect had also built the Limantos Residence, again in São Paulo. Enjoy.