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.
Based on the clients’ premises, we chose to divide the program into two volumes: the main house and the annex.
The 15-storey residential building is located in Itaim Bibi, with a breathtaking view, thanks to its visual range.
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.
The pivoting wooden panels are the main feature of the MEC Apartment's architectural project.
The project, with only one floor, sought to integrate internal and external spaces. The articulated panels provide dynamism and control of natural lighting.