Chácara Santa Helena is an oasis in São Paulo. A large piece of the Mata Atlantica captured in the midst of the sprawling city. An abundance of trees and species makes a uniquely beautiful and rich site. Our house captures this image; at the heart of the house is nature.
Our design combines the contemporary life with traditions from Brazilian house building and an Scandinavian openness and obsession for details. The house is designed as continuous shared space; organized, separated and connected by the central garden.
The house is a reinterpretation of the traditional Brazilian Villa, with its open patio in the center for ventilation and light. The concept is expanded as the organizing element for the entire house.
It is a house for the contemporary family, where shared space is at the core of the house, and life evolves around the internal patio. The patio connects and separates living, kitchen, library, play room, office and private quarters. The garden is enclosed and can act as part of the house day and night. It is living with and in nature.
The exterior wall becomes a large furniture for storage, from books to wine to tools. Light materials and screens of wooden mesh-work form the exterior of the house. A strict exterior and a soft organic interior define the house and the life in the house.
Antonio Esteve, Chácara Santa
Chácara Santa Helena; old Plantation in Alta Boa Vista, São Paulo
Plots in Chácara Santa Helena, total of 25.000m2, masterplan by Isay Weinfeld, landscape design by Renata Tilli
Design of private residences for Condominium Chácara Santa Helena
Adam Kurdahl, João Vieira Costa, Mariana Alves, Gabriel Spera, Fernando Páal, Diogo Madeira
Exhibited at Architectural Exhition in Chacara Santa Helena
Published in Revista Bamboo