Toblerone House is a visually stunning modern home comprised of three horizontal concrete slabs with two distinct levels, designed by Studio MK27, sited in São Paulo, Brazil. The main concept of the dwelling can best be described as a unique image. The first floor is very open, featuring expansive sliding glass doors, supported by a wooden box delineated by concrete beams. The first floor houses the main living zones, which encompasses the living room, utilities and kitchen. Going up to the second level of the home, one will find the more private sectors of the home, which is made up of three bedrooms, a den and a cinema room.
The door frames on the first level are open which allows the living room to become a floor free from boundaries, completely open to the elements. “The simple architectural concept reminds of the Domino corbusian system, a type of manifestation about the free structure,” states the architect.
The shape of the plot set the tone for the design of the home, which had to be in a longitudinal format, allowing space on either side of the home for lush gardens. Although the architecture features simple, clean lines, the spaces end up being very complex. The veranda protrudes out from the living room to become a central living area with an outdoor fireplace. The office has been designed into the living room scheme, separated by a desk/bookshelf that almost reaches the ceiling. The office adjoins the backyard patio, featuring tropical plantings. On the second level, the master bedroom and en-suite bath opens out to the roof of the veranda, with views over the treetops.
The ground level offers excellent cross ventilation, providing thermal comfort to the homeowners, keeping the home cool all year round.
Photos: Nelson Kon
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