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Tijucopava House

Tijucopava House

Project Description

Entrenched in an Atlantic Forest reserve in the coast of the São Paulo state, this house welcomes the sea view and the surrounding wild landscape.

A prefabricated wooden structure (measuring 4.5 x 3.75 m), profiled by a glass frame, was attached to a concrete base that covers the garage and shapes the narrow pool on the upper plane.

In the upper floor, each module accommodates two suites facing the sea. Continuous rooflights provide natural light and ventilation.

In addition to being completely wall-less, the lower floor’s glass doors that limit the outdoors can be totally slid open, turning the social zone into a large terrace with a rather loose layout. The inside/outside integration is emphasized by the stone floor, which covers the entire lower floor — including the pool.


Tijucopava House

  • Guaruja, SP
  • Brazil
Completion: 2010
Used materials
  • Wood
  • Glass

Type of Building

Architect Office