Jardim Paulista residence in São Paulo, Brazil, by Brazilian architect Arthur Casas. I personally like the stair well where featuring the floating of staircase on the minimal internal water court. It creates a pleasant experience when walking around the house.
+ Architect’s statement provided by Arthur Casas
This house was constructed in two lots. One of them was left almost intact, because there was some Atlantic Jungle species still remaining, since this area became one of the most valuable regions of the city. Almost as I asked for forgiveness for building a Green Wall with also Atlantic Jungle species, it became almost a billboard reminding us of how cities would be much better if men minimally respected nature. All the spaces in the house are obviously turned towards this little urban oasis, where the only interference was the swimming pool project.
+ Project credits
Project: Jardim Paulista Residence
Architect: Arthur Casas
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Photographer: Tuca Reinés
+ About Arthur Casas
Arthur Casas is one of the most awarded architects and interior designers in Brazil and internationally. Graduated from Mackenzie University of São Paulo, in 1983, he developed hundreds of projects in his offices in São Paulo and New York. From the architecture to the furniture design, his work is clean and marked by the symmetry of spaces, natural materials, transparency and clarity, style that combines elegance and intelligence. Arthur Casas signs some of the most fashionable addresses in São Paulo, such as stores (Alexandre Herchcovitch, Sacada, Huis Clos, Reinaldo Lourenço, Zeferino, Ornare), restaurants (Cantaloup, Charlô, Kosushi) and Emiliano Hotel. He has projects in News York, Paris and Tokyo.