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LEnS house designed by OBRA Arquitetos

The São Paulo-based architectural studio OBRA Arquitetos has designed ''LEnS house'' a single family house that located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

Project description by the architect:

House built for a couple with the idea of providing a contemplative and reflective space. This theme was addressed in two ways:

A more intimate, where the whole house is organizes arroud a small patio and differeneces in levels. This internal patio allows a visual contact between the environments of the house, approaching the residents. Nature, on this small scale, can be observed according to the variations of the seasons.

LEnS house designed by OBRA Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazil image © Nelson Kon

garage located at the basement level connected to ground floor with concrete staircase image © Nelson Kon

A curved glass was drawn so that the patio space had no segmentation at its edges and space could be seen through a lens. The theme was also approached on the scale of the landscape: The land has a wide view of the Serra da Mantiqueira. Thus, starting from the most intimate dimension, traveling almost a spiral, one can climb up on the landscaped roof and observe the landscape amplitude. In this way the house appropriates the surrounding landscape. The Mantiqueira mountain is part of the garden of the house.

curved window with open to garden image © Nelson Kon

curved concrete structure image © Nelson Kon

a curved glass drawn to the patio image © Nelson Kon

green garden roof with a fantastic view at sunset image © Nelson Kon

bedroom located near a green patio image © Nelson Kon

the kitchen with view of green patio image © Nelson Kon

concrete house with beautiful illumination at night image © Nelson Kon

concrete home with large vertical windows image © Nelson Kon

a man walking on staircase from garage to ground floor image © Nelson Kon

modern staircase that contains bookshelves image © Nelson Kon

the rood covered with green vegetation image © Nelson Kon

roof top of the house with a view toward mountains image © Nelson Kon

LEnS house designed by OBRA Arquitetos in Sao Paulo Brazil image © Nelson Kon

ground floor plan Ground Foor Plan

First Floor PlanFirst Foor Plan

Second Floor PlanSecond Foor Plan

Architectural SectionSection

Architect: OBRA Arquitetos

Team: João Paulo Daolio, Thiago Natal Duarte, Diogo Cavallari

Structural engineer: Rodrigo Freitas

Location: São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

Area: 202 m²

Year: 2014 

Photographer: Nelson Kon

Construction: Truzzi Engenharia

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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