Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas has recently completed Casa K, a unique dwelling ‘dressed’ by golden metal panels, for a young couple with children in Sao Paolo. The division of the space proposed is really easy: garage, service area and home theater in the basement, kitchen, dining and living room on the ground floor and bedrooms on the first floor.
To dress the house, architects and client have selected singular perforated metal panels, with a pattern primarily based on the photograph of a leaf. In this way the proximity of the neighbours becomes significantly less oppressive and the spaces produce an interesting relation with the variations of the sun.
On one particular hand the panels filter the light and the sights on the other hand a patio to bring light to the basement and a slit above the stairs to illuminate the vertical garden had been produced. The master bedroom has a generous opening towards the backyard, where the landscape creates a modest oasis inside the city. A water basin intensifies the sensation of openness in the garden.
Sliding doors permit distinct modulations among the dining space, corridor and pantry, bringing flexibility to the house. In the living area huge glass windows slide to integrate the space with the garden. The Studio has made some of the furniture, adapting objects from the 50′s inherited by the client.