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Casa Marrom

Designed by Isay Weinfeld, Casa Marrom responds to the client's need for a warm comfortable house where they can play the host to friends.

By: Isay Weinfeld

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
Semi transparent wooden screens provide an organic mix of open and closed spaces.

Project details

  • Project Name: Casa Marrom
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Principal Designer: Isay Weinfeld
  • Design Team: Domingos Pascali, Monica Cappa, Flavia Oide, Fabio Rudnik, Sophia Lin, Priscila Araujo
  • Date of commencement of project: March 2002
  • Date of completion of project: June 2004
  • Location of site: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Site Area: 706 sq m
  • Built-up Area: 638 sq m

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
View of the house from the street.

Casa Marrom is a 4-level house built for a family of 4 -- a couple and 2 teenage kids. Very informal people, they wanted a warm, comfortable house where they could all host friends and have fun together.

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
The pool framing the various spaces of the house.

From the street a few steps up, one enters the house on ground level. Wide living areas -- sitting, dining and TV rooms -- were designed all in succession and open onto the garden, the patio and even the pool so as to allow full integration between spaces, and interaction between guests.

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
The house blends in with its exterior.

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
The living space opening out onto the garden, then onto the pool.

Architecture-Page | Casa Marrom by Isay Weinfeld
The living space.

Privacy is achieved in this open plan house with the help of large doors than can be slid out.

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The roof top as a large terrace for overview of the surroundings.

Family bedrooms and a private sitting room were placed on the first floor, while the roof top was turned into a large terrace for overview of the surroundings.

Credits

  • Text, Courtesy of the Architect
  • Photographs by Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of the Architect
  • Compiled and Edited by Varun M Ajani

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