Isay Weinfeld has designed the ‘Paracicaba House‘ sited on a sloping site in Paracicaba, 250 kilometers from Sao Paulo. The residence utilizes the topography to create moments of privacy and access over three storeys, which face north to benefit from ample daylight. Storage and mechanical areas on the ground level, are partially buried into the landscape and supported by a regular grid of columns and a natural stone wall that create a deep carport.
A natural wood veneer wraps the outside and extends to the decking running alongside the pool. An L-shaped middle level, accessible through a winding concrete ramp, houses the public services. A perpendicularly jutting volume contains the living room with contrasting walls; the first, a deep glass wall linking to the outer patio – the other, a screen of vertical angled concrete planes spaced as lines on a bar code, filtering views from off-site and blocking the sun. The ceiling slab doubles as an outdoor terrace connecting to the upstairs den, situated at the cantilevering block of private bedrooms, aesthetically differentiated by a an array of white timber and textured plaster.