The Guaeca house is located at the seaside, on the
northern coast of Sao Paulo, in a gated community where wide grassy
streets connect the lots to the beach.
On the ground floor, social areas are distributed
through an integrated space and a closed block contains the service and
barbecue areas. The second floor holds four suites and a family room.
The house was built with a prefabricated wooden structure. The modulation of this structure determines the spaces and is also reflected on the facade, composed of masonry panels, glass and flap wood shutters.
The roof is flat at the ends and has a slope in the
center that allows hot air to escape and natural light to illuminate the
This sloped part of the roof also directs solar panels in the correct orientation and covers the boilers, equipments and water tanks.