Two story residence – Vertical House by Isay Weinfeld

Vertical House
The Vertical House designed by Isay Weinfeld, this 3,767 square foot two-story residence is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

The following text is description from the architect:
This house was designed for a young single man on a tight urban site covering only 180 square meters. Having a full program to consider – besides the usual rooms, the client wished for a guest room, a gym, a swimming pool and caretaker’s quarters -, we decided to build the house vertically and to evolve the rooms upwards on split-levels: a basement, four above-ground floors and a rooftop terrace.

Two story residence
Small walled garden
Down in the basement are a small gym and sauna. On ground floor, set between an entry court where a cutout in the roof brings natural light in and lets a Yellow Ipê tree to rise up through and grow, and a tiny walled-in garden and swimming pool in the back of the plot, a lofty, double-height living room is the core space in the house.

Minimalist Balcony
entry court

Soft living room
Soft living room lighting
On mezzanine level, dining room and kitchen overlook the living room below, while a small terrace in the open looks out onto the street. One level up is the master suite with an east-facing balcony; another level above is a guest bedroom with a west-facing balcony. Finally, on the uppermost level, a rooftop terrace crowns the densely packed structure.

Minimalist toilet room
Minimalist bedroom
Roof terrace
Basemant plan
Ground floor plan
Mezzanine plan
Vertical House plan
second floor plan
roof terrace plan

Photos by: Leonardo Finotti
source: HomeDSGN

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