A doubled-sided sofa is placed in the center of the living room, with half of it facing two glass panels of the pool and the other half in front of a wall-mounted television. The client’s art collection was another key factor in the design with works thoughtfully placed throughout. Overall, Marques leaned more towards minimalism allowing the art to be showcased. Vertical plant walls surround the exterior walls making the limited outdoor space feel lush. The master
<a href="https://design-milk.com/a-brazilian-duplex-with-a-pool-that-becomes-art-for-the-living-room/panorama-fernanda-marques-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Panorama-Fernanda-Marques-0-810x540.jpg" alt="A Brazilian Duplex with a Pool That Becomes Art by Fernanda Marques" /></a> When a client approached <a href="https://www.fernandamarques.com.br/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados</a> with an unusual request that most architects would run from, she welcomed the challenge and created a jaw-dropping space to go with it. The client’s wish was to have a swimming pool *in* his apartment, which is a duplex in São Paulo, Brazil. How did Marques make that happen? By designing a stunning, glass enclosed pool that’s the focal point of the double-height living room.
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Between the private area and social area are the kitchen, toilet, and technical area. The L-shaped volumetric arrangement allows the separation of the exterior areas, arranging them according to the degree of privacy desired around the house. The least private area of the home is dedicated to parking. To the south, and visually protected by the volume of the sleeping area, there is the outdoor terrace with the pool. One of the more striking elements of the architecture is the long longitudinal tear on the North facade, which produces abundant natural illumination
<a href="https://design-milk.com/house-santarem-vasco-cabral-sofia-saraiva/houseinsantarem_saraiva_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/houseinsantarem_saraiva_13-810x541.jpg" alt="House in Santarém by Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva" /></a> House in Santarém is a minimal weekend retreat located in Santarém, Portugal, designed by Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva. The home consists of three functional areas that are clearly delineated, and include the social area, service area, and private area. The latter, which has a longer body with East-West orientation, acts as a barrier to the street that passes north.
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