Industrial House named Maracanã house in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados.
São Paulo. A town of the most extraordinary urban contrasts. The idea of the family residence takes on, in this location, a self-contained and very real experience. Thus, appears Maracanã house, as if it had decided to stand still in the western meanders of the metropolis.
he plans that define its geometry – opaque in its dull gray materiality, transparent in its glass surfaces, vibrant in the access wall – mark the presence of a new event in the bucolic neighbourhood, where people wonder about the curious presence of this new building. Its jarring geometry compared to other traditional houses in the neighbourhood becomes a surprising element; it hides any territorial definition, and, just like a public event, appropriates itself from the street from where it’s perceived. By fully occupying the property that was available, the house shares its boundaries with the exterior space, creating the sense of a continuous space that includes both the exterior and the interior.