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Family Home Defining Freedom Near Sao Paulo

Flawless Family Home Defining Freedom Near Sao Paulo

Located in Alphaville, a residential district in the outskirts of São Paulo, this flawless family home spreading over 1.200 square meters and three floors is known as the Jaragua Residence. Asking for a home where the air could continuously flow, the owning young couple and their two children received a cozy and open home designed by architect Fernanda Marques.

Spacious living, cooking and dining spaces were left un-partitioned to ease air flow and convey a feeling of freedom. On the first floor, there are different spaces like the cozy fireplace room, media room and breakfast room, as well as the study, a cloakroom, guest toilet and help quarters.

Terraces on the second floor gather panoramic views from the inspiring scenic landscape, a mixture of natural and urban. Focusing on creating open spaces that flow one into another, architect Fernanda Marques imagined the family area upstairs, alongside 3 bedroom suites each with their own…

A House on Hoopers Island by David Jameson Architect

A House on Hoopers Island by David Jameson Architect
Architect David Jameson designed this house on Hoopers Island in the US state of Maryland.

From the architect

After hurricane Isabel ravaged Maryland's eastern shore, Dorchester Country Department of Planning and Zoning established an ordinance proclaiming that all new residences must be built three feet above the base flood elevation. Inspired by the local vernacular barns and fishing shacks which had survived the hurricane, the house on Hoopers Island was elevated to the height required by code using plinths made of concrete masonry.

This vacation home is used with various degrees of frequency and intensity depending on the weather and the number of invited guests. For this reason, the house is composed of several separate cabins that can be locked down or conditioned and inhabited as needed. Although the cabins are individual buildings, they are linked conceptually by their exterior metal cladding and the fact that all of the roo…