Maracanã Residence was constructed by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados in 2009, and is positioned in São Paulo, Brazil.
The residence juxtaposes the urban aspect of concrete brick walls and chain-link railing with palm trees, green vines, and other vividly green plants – the effect is irresistible.
Maracanã Home by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados:
“São Paulo. In this city, which contemporaneity is in a position to perform the most extraordinary urban contrasts for us, living can reveal an encouraging condition.
In search of a place exactly where this could be knowledgeable, the thought of an elementary residence acquires the character of a happening. Therefore, as this house decided to silently location itself at the westerly metropolitan meanders, is how it is presented at Maracanã Street.
The plans which define the geometry – opaque in grayish materiality, clear in glass surfaces or vibrant on the access mural – shows its presence like a new occasion around the bucolic surroundings, where curious people wonder this new building. Its discordant geometry in relation to the traditional houses of the neighborhood surprises upon the moment when it conceals any territorial definition, admitting as an element and as a public event, takes possession of the street which enables to be perceived. Through its entire property’s occupation as it is accessible, it shares its limits as if internalizes the surrounding and though arises its unique location.
More than a space, its levels progressively form a path through which outside and inside merge in a proper and continuous shape. The residence discovers new possibilities to the limitations of the scanty plot, whose complexity exceeds horizontal and vertical routes which invariably leads to a new spacial encounter, capable to elucidate singularities of the district’s geography.
Becoming in the home of Maracanã Street is being in Lapa is to reside with each other with its peculiarities, stamped in the expectation to find out until where its spaces can conduct us and the possibility it provides the contemplation of neighbours reddish roof constructions and the church facade which crowns the district, while the sunset at São Paulo’s horizon gets unveiled.
Getting into the house doesn’t mean to set apart the city, which leads us to it or to close off a disconnected universe. Its access has to be discovered from behind the ceramics mural painted in black, white and red compositions. Entering the house implies, simply to transpose a succession of spaces, now narrow, now lightened, now shady, which leads us often to new experiences.
The house’s arrival takes place from the emptiness, which is a viewpoint to the living space and also an identification area of its functional sections: social and services under, intimate above. Like the city streets, the lights among their spaces enlightens every directions, by way of massive glass openings which sets against the solidity of the concrete materiality which it is built.”
Photographs by: Pedro Kok