Gallery: The Chimney House’s Open Glass Curtains Let the Outdoors In

 
The Chimney House, designed by Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27, is a gorgeous open plan house that accentuates the sun. Located in São Paulo, climate can reach sub-tropical temperatures, so Kogan designed a home that encourages natural cooling with cross breezes. Named for the chimneys of the row homes in São Paulo, the home features several chimneys of varying shapes.

The ground floor of the two story building houses the living areas, kitchen, and entertainment room. The glass curtain walls open on either side, extending the outdoor space to the inside, creating an effect of a home without walls. Kogan made the ceiling of the large space just under 8 feet high to make the space cozy.

The entertainment room opens onto timber decks on either side, which lead to small gardens and a dipping pool. Within the deck, trees are planted, providing shade throughout the deck area and fresh air which wafts indoors. Ivy lines much of the outside, including the rectangular window which bisects the length of the living room and supports the second floor.

The second floor section, above the living room, houses the bedrooms, which also open onto timber decks. Wooden brises soleil create privacy in the bedrooms while filtering daylight inside. The master suite is adjacent to a timber solarium, which features a private fire pit for grilling or keeping warm.

The entire property, amidst the hustle and bustle of São Paulo, is protected by a stone wall, giving the open air home privacy.

+ Marcio Kogan

Via ArchDaily

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  1. fencing2habitat fencing2habitat November 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

    What a great outdoors with fabulous landscaping! Trees and plants around this house acts as a barriers that can give an appealing look to your house. I really appreciated your outdoor living area .Thanks for nice sharing.

  2. fencing2habitat November 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

    What a great outdoors! I was really very much impressed to see this wonderful house while I was viewing your link. The architecture that have used in this house is completely stunning. Beautiful trees give a complete privacy to your outdoor sitting areas where you can enjoy with your kith and kin.

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