- BD House by Frederico Trevisan, urban home meets forest and family
Its size and the lush vegetation gave the project some unusual features for a home in the middle of the city, setting the perfect scene for the occupants to contemplate nature, relax and socialize.
The design of BD House is based on attention to the natural setting, a precious resource that the client really wanted to protect, given that it is the real treasure of the site. So the project’s design and volume were guided by the direction of the sun, the topography of the land and the position of the trees. It was split into three blocks to make sure no existing trees were felled, and at the same time to be able to create openings to drawn in so much daylight. These windows frame some unique perspectives of the woodland. BD House fits in well with the outside environment, but at the same time, the occupants enjoy plenty of privacy from the road and the neighbours.
The main entrance is accessible from the connection between the two primary blocks, one of which houses the utility rooms and shared area and the other, the bedrooms and TV room. The garage is in the third block, which is detached from the main body of the home.
Large openings in the shared areas provide a smooth transition between indoors and outdoors. The sloping roof of the living room draws the eyes towards the woods and towards the two-level deck, a fundamental part of the project, connecting the areas and providing a place for the family to hang out together. The wide stairs lead down to the garden level and offer some great vantage points to enjoy the views.
The understated colours and finishing materials selected by the architect, Frederico Trevisan and his team give BD House a formal unity but at the same time leaves the lead role to the green woodlands that are the main drawcard for both the occupants and their visitors, as we can see in the photographs by the young Brazilian architecture photographer, Adriano Pacelli.
Project: Frederico Trevisan Arquiteto www.fredericotrevisan.com.br
Author: Frederico Trevisan
DesignTeam: Stephanie Guazzelli, Mariana Mariano, Isabela Dotta, Natan Ferreira
Location: Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
Completion year: 2020
Area (m2): 464.0
Images: Adriano Pacelli http://www.adrianopacelli.com