Haras House

The house offers a contemporary interpretation of the traditional country houses ("fazendas") in the inner part of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an areas where coffee plantations existed previously. The first floor has an open space plant which leads to an exterior infinity pool, integrated like a small pond in the vast and lush landscape. The use of wood and stones accentuated the connection with the past, while the volumetry of the house and the use of concrete walls speaks of the intrinsic modernity present in the brazilian architecture. In the interior floor plan, a large concrete module conveys a sense of lightness that advances over the pool and garden, and creates a singular balance effect for the structure that sustains the second floor. The second floor is reached through and elegant and light staircase which leads to a large and open TV room, from which one has an easy access to all dormitories.