The landscaping project of this single-family residence in São Paulo was conceived through a landscape creation methodology that combines the use of native tropical plants with landscaping potential, along with species native to the Atlantic Forest biome. The objective was to create a striking and vigorous scenic environment that integrates the house with the surrounding biome, while also providing real environmental and microclimatic improvements to the area.
In addition to the botanical context, this project also includes the use of plastic, architectural, and functional elements in the landscaping, making the space even more present and inspiring in the daily lives of those who inhabit it. Surrounding the building, the garden is composed of predominantly tropical botanical compositions, which generally have a significant amount of biomass, as well as a diversity of textures and flower colors. The vegetation layers are arranged under the canopy of tree specimens that demarcate visual axes and condition the lighting beneath their canopies, where herbaceous and shrubby plants harmonize and complement each other in terms of landscaping.
Right at the entrance, coexisting with the garden, one can observe the volume of the bench, which, covered with graphic tiles, proposes a reference that is repeated at another point in the project, in the rooftop garden, creating a unified artistic reference. In the recreational area, the swimming pool is surrounded by a wooden deck and a fixed bench made of exposed concrete, forming the seating area.
On the upper floor, taking advantage of full sunlight, the intention was to create an edible garden where, organized in a landscape manner, species of oil-producing plants, medicinal plants, aromatic plants, and unconventional edible plants (PANCs in the acronym in Portuguese) are present. All of this is surrounded by a lawn that creates a leisure area on the rooftop.
Architecture offices involved in the design: CR2 arquitetura
Photographed by Ana Mello
Location: São Paulo – Brasil
Design year: 2018
Year Completed: 2019