Casa estudio,is not a traditional home. It is designed by Terra e tuma Studio, and as its name implies, it’s a space which includes, housing and workplace, within the same project.
It is located in Sao paulo, Brazil; the financial capital city of the country, and one of the most populated cities in the world. A place where time tends to acelerate, boundaries are blurred and programs suffer a process of hybridity.
Forced to asume that time decides the space in which the activities take place, Casa estudio materialize this characteristic of metropolitan cities into a residential scale.
Casa estudio shapes stories among its spaces
There are two Access to the Project, providing more Independence to the dwelling, placed at the front and on top, also intercepted by a small courtyard. All along the ground floor is extended a wide workplace metal doors, that finishes in four metal doors providing verticality to the space and giving away to a balcony. Moreover this large roo mis connected to the home by a walkway that accompanies the wall on top. On that way the áreas are combined as it happens the natural occupation of the project, in a balanced and democratic mode, ending both in a panoramic view.
The project grows in order between two extensive walls of concrete blocks, intercepted by a system of beams, clumns and black iron frames. This gives an industrial apparance that is represented in the honesty of their materials, leaving in evidence the practicality of its double program. The continuity of materiality narrates austerity in their spaces, even transmiting a certain coldness, a characteristic that is avoided with the adjusted use of wood. The floor is made of polished concrete, except for the courtyards and other small areas covered with small stones.
The fluidity of its circulation, through ramps and walkways, allow the spaces to connect visually, generating amplitude and providing different rhythms during the course of the work.
Casa estudio provides of architectural design, the concept of temporality, translated in a successful mixture of its uses. Terra e tuma studio designs a project that adapts to the needs of the contemporary user. It is capable of contributing in what seems a design of established monotony, brief moments of subtle individuality.
Photos by Pedro Kok