The two projects made by the Studio converged on the goal to match the magnitude of the space in which they are located and the elements that surround it. The first was the Pavilion with the leisure area, its program features a swimming pool, barbecue area, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, games area, spa, massage room, and gym; all these spaces are distributed in a functional way on an open and connected plan, ideal for meetings, according to the client’s brief – who is always receiving friends and family for celebrations.
▼项目外观，external view of the project ©Fernando Guerra
▼凉亭，pavilion ©Fernando Guerra
▼休闲区，leisure area ©Fernando Guerra
▼室内外空间相连，connection between the interior and exterior spaces ©Fernando Guerra
In addition to this demand, there was also the need to design a showroom to exhibit his horses to clients, so a large garden area was planned with details in its materiality that would contribute to the protagonism of the beautiful animals and emphasize their elegance. An example are the details in Portuguese tile, which recall the owner’s origins and create a harmonious composition with the wooden wall and ceiling. The Lusitanian influences also appear in other components of the project, such as the stone walls, whose inspiration were the constructions in the Portuguese countryside, in materials such as carbonized wood, burnt cement floor, textured sand or earth painting and the romantic aspect of the landscaping, reminding the Portuguese countryside air.
▼从休闲区看向庭院中的马匹，look at the horses in the garden from the leisure area ©Fernando Guerra
space, materials and the horses ©Fernando Guerra
The second project was a guest house with 14 rooms, all with private gardens and access to a patio, where a beautiful water mirror is located. This environment connects with the Pavilion by its materiality, with the addition of Portuguese tiles and wooden components. The windows of the rooms have watertight wooden frames, allowing cross-ventilation between them.
▼民宿建筑外观，external view of the guest house ©Fernando Guerra
▼建筑外的凉廊，verandas surrounding the building ©Fernando Guerra
▼入口，entrance ©Fernando Guerra
light and shadows ©Fernando Guerra
walls decorated with Portuguese tiles ©Fernando Guerra
details of the tiles ©Fernando Guerra
guest rooms ©Fernando Guerra
guest room with courtyard ©Fernando Guerra
courtyard and wash basin ©Fernando Guerra
▼带有镜面水池的露台，patio with mirror pool ©Fernando Guerra
The execution of the project was optimized and speeded up by project-designed solutions, such as the decision to make the pavilion with a pre-fabricated metal structure and the roof with sandwich tiles for better thermal performance in the guest house. The Portuguese influenced materials give prominence to the project’s highlight elements, such as the swimming pool made all in stone with infinity edge and the wine cellar with stone walls and wooden floor.
▼石材制成的无边泳池，seamless pool made of stones ©Fernando Guerra
The lighting was made from micro ceiling fixtures and to highlight the walls, floor lamps were installed.
▼夜晚灯光，lighting in the night ©Fernando Guerra
Author: Arthur Casas
Co-Author and Interior manager: Nara Telles
Co-Author and Decoration manager: Rafael Palombo
Decoration Coordinator: Gabriel Leitão, Paulina Tabet, Camila Dalloca
Collaborators: Marcos Retzer, Raul Valadão, Amanda Tamburus
Consultants: Renata Tilli (landscaping), Mingrone (lightdesign), Thermatica (air conditioning), Taag (automation), Zamaro (instalations), Eifel (metal structure)
Suppliers: Eurocentro, Santa Madeira, Artegiano, Gaggenau, Pedro Petry, Neobambu, Vallvé, Girometal, Punto, Itaarte, Mado
Dates: 2019 – 2022
Built area: 900 m² (Pavilhão), 500 m² (Casa de Hóspedes)
Location: Coudelaria Rocas do Vouga – Itu, SP
Photos: Fernando Guerra