A young architecture office AR Arquitetos recently has completed the Cube House in São Paulo Brazil. The house is a small cube of 6X6X6m in a very tiny urban plot. It was designed with a goal of maximizing the area, physically and visually both the internal and external spaces were merged, allowing maximum use of land with preservation of outdoor areas as extensions of the house.
+ Project description courtesy of AR Arquitetos
house in a village in the neighborhood of Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil.
width of the road: 2.60 m
Plot – area: 92.50 sqm; front: 6.60 m; background: 14m, twinned on both sides
residence for a couple without children;
kitchen as the heart of the house = living and kitchen integrated;
host friends often and wish to have a baby soon = 03 bedrooms
the couple studies and work at home = office with large library
they grow many kinds of plants = outdoor areas
very close neighbors
a large house in a small plot
he wants maximum privacy, she wants an open house with garden (clear and airy)
the house was closed to the street and opened into the lot, creating a microclimate.
maintain the threshold of the demolished old house (+0.90 m), creating a basement, which houses the library and office with a complete bathroom, convertible to guest-room. From there, the street is seen from an unusual point of view with the sky over the desk.
a cube of about 6 X 6 X 6m placed in the center of the lot, twinned on both sides, opens onto two yards, front and back, allowing maximum use of land with preservation of outdoor areas as extensions of the house.
another cube of 3 X 3 X 3m, uncovered, posed in the front setback, completes the house volume, defining the garage void. It comprehends the front courtyard opened to the living-room and also accomodates the laundry.
once the house is opened onto both front and back yards, internal and external areas are merged, without loss of privacy. It means maximum use of the plot, providing abundant natural lighting and ventilation.
ideal distribution for intimate, social and work spaces, allowing concurrent activities without interference.
a large space in a small house.
+ Project credits / data
Architect: AR Arquitetos | Marina Acayaba + Juan Pablo Rosenberg
Project: Cube House
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
+ All images and drawings courtesy of AR Arquitetos