|Location||Building Area||Year||Sao Paulo, Brazil||1.923 m2||2009|
Grecia House is located on a corner plot featuring 4.830 sqm in a residential area in São Paulo, Brazil.
From the main entrance, one approaches the house – set at the back of the land – by foot, up and through a wooded area, and across a wide front garden. The house comes then fully to sight: 4 joined but distinct blocks, respectively covered with: pebble-blasted concrete plaques (living quarters), exposed concrete (office), wood planks (entertaining area) and sand-blasted concrete plaques (dining and service areas).
A driveway set at the back of the house can be used for ones arriving by car. Past a garage where the owner keeps his antique cars collection and up through a lush indoor garden, one comes to the main floor, where all living and entertaining areas are to find – except for the gym and recreation rooms, located on the lower floor, and the sauna, on the basement.
The location of the house was also defined by (huge) existing trees. An important part of the concept, the decision to build small patios and gardens around them allows for broad natural light and ventilation, helping to keep temperature cool and pleasant green views whichever way one looks at.