Yucatan House
by Isay Weinfeld

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Slideshow: architectural photographer Leonardo Finotti has sent us images of this house for a couple of art collectors and their children designed by São Paulo architect Isay Weinfeld.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

The seven boxy volumes that make up the house are all different sizes and are each finished in different materials, including precast concrete and white painted bricks.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

The blocks are arranged at the front of the site to leave room for a large garden and pool behind while the staggered layout creates corridors in between for displaying artworks.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

You can see other projects by Isay Weinfeld here and more photography by Leonardo Finotti on Dezeen here.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

Here's some more information from the architect:


The Yucatan House was built in the leafy neighborhood of Jardim America, in São Paulo, Brazil, for a young couple and their three children.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

Contemporary art collectors, they wanted a spacious, bright and informal atmosphere home where they could raise their children and see them grow in close contact with nature, while also display the various pieces in their collection.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

Thus, everything about the house somehow reflects that high-spirited family and their lifestyle: the combination of volumes, the organization of the areas, the choice of materials, the lighting, the greenery, the pool.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

Seven boxlike volumes – different sizes, different finishes – were distributed asymmetrically at the front part of the land, leaving a vast garden in the back.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

From the entrance, a long flat surface – a wall covered in aluminum plaques painted black, part of the volume that houses the garage – progresses across the blocks to the one containing the kitchen, followed by the block housing the dining room.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

To the left of those 3 volumes, sometimes jutting out a little, other times receding, the remaining 4 blocks are laid out, which feature, respectively: the daughter’s and guest bedrooms, the sons’ bedrooms, the master bedroom, and the TV room and gym.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

The “scattered” layout leaves generous spaces between the volumes that, topped by a wood-covered ceiling slab, not only serve as circulation, but also shelter the main living room, the family room and the works of art.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

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A natural pool, extending from the dining room to the back portion of the land, features a system to use, reuse and treat water that combines water plants and various fish, and is the children’s greatest joy and fun.

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

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Architecture:
Author: Isay Weinfeld
Collaborator: Domingos Pascali

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

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Project Manager: Elena Faria Scarabotolo
Team: Elisa Canjani, Fausto Natsui, Marina Capocchi, Marcelo Alvarenga

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

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Location: São Paulo, Brasil

Dates:
Beginning of Project: April 2006
Completion: August 2009

Construction Area: 915 M²

Yucatan House by Isay Weinfeld

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