FBV WP House
Fernando Guerra
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Bath and Kitchen productsDeca
Interior lightingLightworks
Doors: Natural Wood (Freijo)Marcenaria Neves
Facade cladding: Natural Stone (Pedra Caverna), Flooring: Natural Stone (Pedra Basalto)Pedras Bellas Artes
Bathroom FlooringProtécnica
Windows: Wood-coated aluminum frameUlimax

Product Spec Sheet
Bath and Kitchen products
by Deca
Interior lighting
Doors: Natural Wood (Freijo)
Facade cladding: Natural Stone (Pedra Caverna), Flooring: Natural Stone (Pedra Basalto)
Bathroom Flooring
Windows: Wood-coated aluminum frame
by Ulimax

FBV WP House

Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura as Architects

The concept of FBV WP house is based on a deep analysis of each one of the landscape elements as well as the owners’ lifestyle. The volumes’ composition has been elaborated in such a way that the residents’ gaze would be drawn into the plot’s interior, with the preserved wooded area – the project’s great actor – as background.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

Factoring in elements like the sun, the woods, the pool and the time that will be spent among friends, we devised an L-shaped building that faces the sunset. The center of the plot is the point people look towards and where they spend time together. The perception of inside and outside space changes every so often.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The parti is relatively simple: two white volumes joined perpendicularly to a third, higher one built in stone. The first volume, where we have the building’s entrance, features a wooden unit comprised of mashrabiya. To the right, we have the bedrooms, to the front we can access the pool area and, to the left, the social area volume. In this volume, we have placed the service area, which is accessible through the social area as well as the external corridor.  In an appendix at the edge of the building, we have some elements that are used less frequently: game room, sauna e spa – all with a view of the tennis court and, further away, the woods.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

The balcony can be totally integrated to the living area – the frames, when open, can be grouped together along the wall that divides the dining room and the kitchen, allowing the complete opening of the span. We have created spaces that foster social interaction throughout the house, with the intentional visual integration of all spaces that have a social purpose – even if such integration is not too close at some points. At several points, gardens bring inside blue shades of the sky – among them, the one in the circulation corridor that leads to the private spaces, which allows for one last taste of the day before bedtime.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

All of the bedrooms can be accessed through this garden corridor, enhancing the lighting and the cross ventilation. The bedrooms feature general purpose benches that double as private decks on the balconies, promoting further integration of the landscape and the interior.  One can just sit and enjoy the sunset.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

Regarding the materials, we chose to use local resources, such as stone, wood and textures for the walls. The gardens are an extension from the local woods and bring in a sense of integration of the building and the surrounding nature.

With this project, we seek to move spectators across different scenes, with intentional openings into moments of daily life. Fleeting frames of landscape and of the sky draw the eye from inside the building to nature and life outside.

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

Team:
Architect: Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura
Photography: Fernando Guerra
Lider Architect: Gabriel Garbin
Co author Architect: Bruna Garbin
Collaborating architects: Marina Alves, Fernanda Lucchini
Construction company: MPH Engenharia
Landscaping project: Maria João D’Orey
Light designer: Lightworks

photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra
photo_credit Fernando Guerra
Fernando Guerra

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding: Natural Stone (Pedra Caverna) - Pedras Bellas Artes
2. Flooring: Natural Stone (Pedra Basalto) - Pedras Bellas Artes
3. Doors: Natural Wood (Freijo) - Marcenaria Neves
4. Windows: Wood-coated aluminum frame - Ulimax
5. Roofing: Pam Straw– Craftsman from Bahia
6. Interior lighting: Lightworks Iluminação
7. Marble work: Sólida Mármores
8. Curtains: Uniflex
9. Bathroom Flooring: Protecnica
10. Air conditioning: samaioemoura
11. Bath and Kitchen products: Deca
12. Main entrance Wood work: Tableria por Isadora Gabriela

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