We are Jacobsen Arquitetura, a Brazilian architecture studio and interior design office that was born in Rio de Janeiro. As a premise and as project methodology, we develop projects which propose integration between the built environment and its natural context. We do not start from pre-conceived forms, but creates solutions derived from the dialogue between architecture and nature, considering the active contribution of its customers’ wishes. To this end, it is important to explore the possibilities of using natural materials, spatially interpreting the concepts of transparency, lightness and fluidity to constitute a contemporary aesthetic language. With international operations the offices are located at the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.

Featured projects

Nube Building

The 15-storey residential building is located in Itaim Bibi, with a breathtaking view, thanks to its visual range.

LR House

Set in sloping plot, it favors the visual range of the landscape. Integrated spaces, the use of freijó wood and long eaves give lightness to the project.

MJE House

The project, with only one floor, sought to integrate internal and external spaces. The articulated panels provide dynamism and control of natural lighting.

CL House

The project seeks privacy and enhances the view of the land. The use of traditional Japanese technique of carbonized wood gives the residence a contemporary tone.

MS House

The MS house has a mixed structure that incorporates reinforced concrete, metallic pillars and a laminated wood cover.

MA House

In this residential project, the different facades create a more organic composition and allow greater integration between external and internal spaces.


In this residential project of only 7 houses, trees were maintained to create an atmosphere of forest in the development and little use of materials on the facade, reducing the visual impact in the neighborhood.

Latest publication

Casa Tropical – Houses by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Casa Tropical – Houses by Jacobsen Arquitetura

By the refined view of the publisher Thames & Hudson, Casa Tropical presents 25 projects which contemplate since the beginning of its office until the current international reference, with projects that are still under construction in Europe, Middle East and Caribbean.



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