The Querosene House has a large open space that is straightforward and transparent trough a large windows, landed on 10×40 meters of area. Designed by Brazillian architects grupoSP, this house located in São Paulo, Brazil. Inside the house, one side of the house is contains a parallel free wall which houses a library containing 7,500 volumes, while the other side is a parallel block with all closed space. This is a three stories block that contains all the services, equipment and dormitories. People can access this block via concrete stairs that positioned parallel to the south limit of the bath. To access the wall of books, there are metal platforms that connected to the service block placed in an interleaved manner.
“The design takes advantage from the difference between the street level and the lower level of the plot, by positioning the living room in this lower level which ensures the required privacy and maintains the view of the distant landscape through the void. This simple home adopts simple constructive solutions, reducing the actions required for its achievement. The structure of the volume is resumed to masonry walls and reinforced concrete. Installations are apparent and performed without interference. After that the finishes are simple: monolithic concrete flooring and white Portuguese Stone. The walls without finishes are ready as it built. A single exception: the wall with books, finished with time and history.”
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