Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Isay Weinfeld Residential Project " Casa Marrom"
Designed by Brazilian Architect Isay Weinfeld, Casa Marrom responds to the client's need for a warm comfortable house where they can play the host to friends. Casa Marrom is a 4-level house built for a family of 4 -- a couple and 2 teenage kids. Very informal people, they wanted a warm, comfortable house where they could all host friends and have fun together.
Project Name: Casa Marrom
Project Type: Residential
Principal Designer: Isay Weinfeld
Design Team: Domingos Pascali, Monica Cappa, Flavia Oide, Fabio Rudnik, Sophia Lin, Priscila Araujo
Date of commencement of project: March 2002
Date of completion of project: June 2004
Location of site: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Site Area: 706 sq m
Built-up Area: 638 sq m
From the street a few steps up, one enters the house on ground level. Wide living areas -- sitting, dining and TV rooms -- were designed all in succession and open onto the garden, the patio and even the pool so as to allow full integration between spaces, and interaction between guests. Privacy is achieved in this open plan house with the help of large doors than can be slid out.
Family bedrooms and a private sitting room were placed on the first floor, while the roof top was turned into a large terrace for overview of the surroundings.