The BT House occupies a corner plot somewhere in Cabreúva, in Brazil and is a very special residence for a variety of reasons. First of all, the site benefits from a great location which gives it an open and uninterrupted view as well as tons of privacy.
The steel frame is a signature design element for the BT House. the same as the glass curtain
The designers, studio Taguá Arquitetura, took advantage of that by giving the house an L-shaped floor plan. This allows all common and social areas to be facing the backyard swimming pool and the garden. At the same time, this type of structure also makes it easier to create a fluid and continuous indoor-outdoor integration.
The industrial aesthetic is also emphasized by a series of other elements which are spread throughout the houseThe weathered steel surfaces have a really nice patina and definitely give the house a lot of characterThe tall wooden doors contrast with the metal frame and concrete exteriorThe backyard has a swimming pool which is elegantly framed by a wooden deck
Because the owners wanted the house to be built in relatively short period of time and they preferred a simple and clean aesthetic, the architects chose to give it a steel structure. Of course, with pillars, beams and a deck made of steel the house has a strong industrial vibe and yet doesn’t look very rugged thanks to other design elements such as the large glass curtain, large wooden doors and of course the beautiful and inviting interior design which complements all the exterior features such as the outdoor kitchen and the poolside deck in a very harmonious manner.
The interior of the house has a strong industrial aesthetic as well, although on a different, smoother levelThe living spaces are seamlessly connected to the outdoors through sliding glass doors and transitional areas
On the inside, the house puts together elements such as polished concrete floors, a double-height ceiling, a floating staircase and a minimalist color palette which complement each other and highlight not just themselves but also everything else around them.
The house takes advantage of the corner lot placements and offers some really nice viewsA floating staircase with cord railing connects the two floors without blocking the viewsUnderneath the staircase there’s a concrete module with a built-in contemporary fireplaceThe house is not just beautiful but also eco-friendly and sustainable thanks to its solar panels materialsThe living area is a double-height volume with huge windows and a wonderfully strong bond with the outdoorsThe selection of materials, finishes and also colors is simple and quite neutralWhile the ground floor houses most of the common spaces, the upper floor contains the private functionsThe kitchen, dining room and living space are all combined which makes sense given the style and configurationLarge spherical pendant lamps fill the double-height living space giving it a more delicate and airy feel