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House In The Brazilian Forest by Jacobsen Arquitetura

House in the forest by Jacobsen Arquitetura

AMB House is contemporary style home designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura, located on the coast of São Paulo, Guaruja City in the middle of the Atlantic Forest.


Contemporary home, built out of wood is designed to blend with tropical jungle surrounding and bring this atmosphere into the interior design and lifes of its residents as well.


Gorgeous high ceilings and large windows completely suceeded in this task. From the street you can only see one of the three floors of the house because the terrain has accentuated slopes that give different views of an almost untouched natural landscape.

"The most common situation, where the rooms are upstairs and social rooms are downstairs, was reversed on the design of this residence. On the entrance of the house we have a hall that serves as a mezzanine overlooking the double ceiling living room with proximally 6,00m height and wood frame glass windows with a view looking at the swimming pool and the forest. In the lateral of the hall, the balcony outside is surrounded by large wooden bench, serving as a protection.

In the intermediate floor are the social areas: the living room and dining room, which join the outdoor kitchen, outdoor deck and infinity swimming pool.
Downstairs is the intimate area with five suites. It is this strategy of reversing the usual array of social and intimate area that makes the rooms, even overlooking the sea, have the privacy afforded by the trees that are at that level.

The house can be called the balcony house with large glass panels that allow visual contact with the surrounding areas of the residence and the natural landscape of the region. The windows of the rooms have wooden Cumarú shutters .This wood is also present on the deck of the balconies and floors of rooms.  In the living room two bamboo plants sprout from the middle of the floor, bringing the forest into the house

This is how the house shows its relationship with the local landscape, barely visible through the dense forest in the access road, but grows and can be seen on the other side along with the look of a coastline and a stunning tropical forest."
          -Jacobsen Arquitetura

Living room of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

White furniture in AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Terrace and bedroom of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Entrance to the AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Wooden facade of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Site plan of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Lower floor plan of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Ground floor plan of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

First floor plan of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Longitudinal section of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Cross section of AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

All photos © Leonardo Finotti

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