Minimal black and white Brazilian residence by Estúdio BG attracts on Bauhaus ideas
Chunky black steelwork body the sparsely furnished areas inside this home in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil designed by structure agency Estúdio BG.
Referred to as RP Home, the straightforward, two-storey residence includes black steelwork and easy white volumes which might be stacked atop one another with a roof terrace on the high.
São Paulo studio Estúdio BG got here up with the structure to attract on the notions of repeatability and standardisation put forth within the 20th-century by Bauhaus, probably the most influential artwork and design faculty in historical past.
“This 1920s motion was characterised by the replication of design in an industrial format,” the studio mentioned in a undertaking description.
“The easy geometric quantity, the elimination of ornamental parts and the usage of the roof as terraces reinforce the ideas adopted within the undertaking.”
A double-height dwelling space types the focus of the house, the place a minimal staircase comprising a concrete decrease half and a metal black higher construction rises. The steps canine leg over a shallow reflective pool.
“The main points are results of the constructive options used within the undertaking: the slab in concrete advances remodeling into overhang, the staircase is supported by the extension of one of many beams of the walkway, and the concrete and white paint are dominant, emphasising the home’s simplicity,” the studio added.
Inside, the brilliant white partitions and black body present a backdrop for sparse furnishings. “The furnishings was positioned in a method to spotlight the areas and the design of every piece itself,” mentioned the studio.
Some furnishings items proven within the area embody an angular piano and matching stool, low marble aspect tables, and standalone lighting with uncovered wiring.
Estúdio BG sourced the items from modern designers Estúdio Rain, Guilherme Wentz and Gustavo Bittencourt, in addition to conventional works just like the Lúcio chair by Brazilian architect Sérgio Rodrigues.
Behind the house, massive glass doorways open to the backyard and pool space, which is shaded by a metal trellis that matches the house’s structural beams.
The kitchen is positioned simply off the lounge, and is punctuated by an extended marble counter and seating space. There’s a bed room on both aspect of it, one among which faces the entrance of the home, and the opposite than opens into the again yard.
Two extra bedrooms are positioned upstairs, and accessible by way of a walkway that crosses over the double-height dwelling area. They share a communal touchdown that overlooks the lounge and acts as a secondary sitting room.
Equally to the downstairs structure, one bed room faces the road, whereas the opposite faces the yard. As a result of the higher degree is barely set again, the entrance bed room enjoys a big terrace.
“The handrail references parts of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, based mostly on a six millimetre by 50 millimetre steel sheet, which brings levity and safety for the staircase and walkways,” mentioned the studio.
Accomplished final yr, the two-storey residence is positioned in Ribeirão Preto, a metropolis in Brazil’s São Paulo state.
Different residences within the state embody a brick-and-steel property by structure agency YTA that produces an ethereal and delicate impact, and a residence that architect Flavio Castro constructed for himself with massive sliding and pivoting home windows.
Images is by Fran Parente.