São Paulo, SP
- TOTAL AREA
- 3.260 m²
- BUILT AREA
- 4.059 m²
- Jacobsen Arquitetura
- Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen, Edgar Murata, Marcelo Vessoni, Christian Rojas, Frederico Sabella, Fernando Afonso, Felipe Bueno, Gustavo Ramos
- LANDSCAPE DESIGN
- Renata Tilli
- LIGHTING DESIGN
- METAL AND CONCRETE STRUCTURE
- Leão & Associados - Engenharia de Estruturas
- GD8 Incorporadora
- Pedro Mascaro
Located in a leafy neighborhood of São Paulo, the One Haus is situated in a predominantly residential area surrounded by other houses. The complex comprises 5 units with dimensional variations ranging from 620 to 715 square meters (741.5 to 855.1 square yards), along with private gardens, a swimming pool, and a terrace (each with 88 square meters) (105.2 square yards).
Conceived by a group of close individuals who came together with the desire to create a private village, the concept of this exclusive development aims to establish a harmonious dialogue between the built space and the neighborhood’s landscape.
The irregularly shaped plot, identified by a T layout crossing two urban streets, originally consisted of a single residence with dozens of large trees. This called for an efficient design of circulation zones, access points, and distribution of units in the masterplan.
Considering the geographic factors and urban regulations of the neighborhood, the access is defined from the quieter street, preserving the safety and convenience of the residents, while the landscaping creates a barrier towards the busier rear avenue. Inside, a central linear axis defines both pedestrian and vehicular circulation, while the residences are strategically distributed along the plot to ensure the privacy of each unit.
The generous slab covered by cantilevered garden trays serves as the roof for the garage, accommodating up to 30 cars — a unique concept compared to traditional underground parking. To create visual unity within the ensemble, a select range of natural materials has been applied in the common areas: wood slats cover the entire ceiling, while panels of the same material envelop the wall surfaces, mimicking the entrance doors to the residences. Cobblestones extend from the sidewalk to the walkable areas inside.
To preserve views and optimize natural lighting and ventilation, each residence is defined by an L-shaped volume that organizes the environments around a central courtyard. Bringing dynamism to the ensemble, although repeated, each housing unit varies in volumetric position—rotated, mirrored, and vertically inverted.
The ground floor is characterized by its openness to the garden and the transparency that gives it a pilotis-like character, while the upper volume features full-height glass windows, guardrails of the same material, and fixed metal sunshades that protect the view from the bathrooms.
Despite having four floors, the arrangement of the houses emphasizes the horizontality of the ensemble, taking into account the predominant sunlight and setbacks from the flowerbed. The rhythm of the volumes, use of natural materials, and constant presence of greenery bring a more palatable scale to the architecture for the residents.
On the ground floor, the entrance hall, vertical circulation, office, game room, service environments, and technical areas are accommodated. On the first floor, the social spaces (living room, kitchen integrated with the dining area, and gym) are organized around the central and side gardens, benefiting from abundant natural light and cross ventilation in the main living area. The pools have various shapes and positions based on sunlight.
On the upper floor, there are four suites, including the master suite with walk-in closets, showers, and double sinks. The rooftop features a gourmet terrace with a sun deck, surrounded by planters, offering a view of the horizon facilitated by the low neighboring buildings.
In this project, it is worth noting the fundamental role played by landscaping, which preserves the individuality between the units while stitching the spaces together, assuming the image of a single volume from the common area. The existing trees have been preserved, defining the careful implantation of the project.