Rocco Arquitetos

House with a Rock

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá

House with a Rock

Rocco Arquitetos

COLLABORATORS
Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco, Adriana Garcia

LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco²

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Giancarlo Rocco

PHOTOGRAPHS
Manuel Sá

AREA
536 m

YEAR
2021

LOCATION
Ibiúna, Brazil

CATEGORY
Houses

The stone house is on a plot of land with an almost square shape and a steep slope to the street.

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá

The solution was to bring the house as far to the front as possible and thus reduce the area occupied by the car access, freeing up land at the back for leisure and garden areas.

The house was then located 3.5m below street level, which allows direct access from the ground floor to the garden and pool area.

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá

Large stones were removed from underground during the work, but the largest remained on the ground and can be seen from the living and dining areas.

An internal courtyard with a garden was designed to allow light and ventilation into the innermost areas of the ground floor. All living areas of the house are integrated and arranged in a large plan.

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá

Living, dining, TV room, barbecue, and balcony are integrated into the pool deck and whirlpool.

The organic shape of the pool and the stone floor in large irregular formats reinforces the intention of incorporating it into the garden in the most natural way.

The main access to the residence is from the upper level. There are 5 suites arranged in 2 volumes.

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá

Among them is the entrance hall, the staircase leading to the ground floor and a terrace with a beautiful view of the dam and the forest that occupies part of the land and surrounding areas.

The entire structure of the house is metal. The metal beams supporting the garage and balcony roofs were left visible.

The roofs are made of thermoacoustic metal tiles supported by Garapeira wood. The eaves and garage were covered with Tauari wood in narrow slats.

House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá


House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá


House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá
House with a Rock
© Manuel Sá


House with a Rock
Plan - Ground floor
House with a Rock
Plan - Second floor


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