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GCP House by Bernardes Arquitetura


This contemporary weekend house designed in 2013 by Bernardes Arquitetura, located in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The house’s interior designed by CSDA Arquitetura e Decoração.

Noble building materials such as copper and wood are allied with the simplicity of forms in this weekend house, 70 km outside São Paulo. The residence reveals the priorities of architect Thiago Bernardes: contrast between volumes, interior-exterior transition spaces, diversity of constructive materials and techniques, use of colour and generous views. Copper sheets clad the blind walls of both the social pavilion and the bedroom aisle, and also the pivoting aluminium-structured sunscreens that shade the living spaces from the intense afternoon sun.

The volume housing the bedrooms is built as a reinforced concrete box with generous openings to let in light and ventilation into the bathrooms and sleeping spaces. Its compact shape is raised 40cm above the ground to avoid rising damp and to convey the feeling of intimacy and privacy.

The social volume was designed as a light timber structure, conceived in collaboration with engineer Hélio Olga, with wooden columns supporting glued laminated timber beams and a gently tilting, light roof resting on long spans and cantilevers. This wooden structure shares its stone flooring with the outside terrace, erasing the limits between inside and outside and making the house, here, extroverted.

 — Bernardes Arquitetura

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Photographs by Leonardo Finotti
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