FF House, Brazil by Studio Guilherme Torres
The FF House was completed in 2006 by the São Paulo based studio Guilherme Torres. This 5,950 square foot contemporary residence is located in Londrina, a city located in the northern region of the state of Paraná, Brazil.
FF House by Studio Guilherme Torres:
“The Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres shows his taste for the contemporary style in this wide residence in Londrina, Brazil, developed for a couple with two preadolescent children.
The concept of this project comprises basically four cubes. The volume covered with caramel Portuguese tiles signalizes the entrance hall and a glass window of 2x5m, reveals the living room. All the leisure and service area are intertwined in the ground floor volume, painted in a chocolate tone, is at the base of the upper floor, where the intimate area is located.
Exploring the cube concept, the application of coating materials subverts the traditional employment. Both stone coverings and wood floorings were used in order to seal all the volumes in a global way, overlaying simultaneously walls and floors. This concept grants strength and continuity to the building.
The choice for materials and textures was defined at the first meeting with the owners, they wanted a house with contemporary lines and at the same time “warm” materials with many textures to provide cosiness. Nothing is linked with fads but a fresh look at materials that can be found easily in the region.
What’s really special about this house is not only the finishing’s, textures and materials but the owners joy of living, that granted their “bossa” and personality in every detail of the house, revealing a very Brazilian way of living.”