Architecture

Expansive green-roofed home opens up to the Brazilian countryside

Expansive green-roofed home op...
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery
View 33 Images
Planar House is located in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil
1/33
Planar House is located in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil
Planar House has an expansive green roof
2/33
Planar House has an expansive green roof
Work on Planar House began back in August, 2013 and it was finally completed in February, 2018
3/33
Work on Planar House began back in August, 2013 and it was finally completed in February, 2018
Planar House has a total floorspace of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft)
4/33
Planar House has a total floorspace of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft)
Planar House is partially enclosed by a large curving brick wall
5/33
Planar House is partially enclosed by a large curving brick wall
Planar House's green roof features solar panels 
6/33
Planar House's green roof features solar panels 
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery
7/33
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery
Planar House's green roof features skylights to increase the amount of daylight inside the home
8/33
Planar House's green roof features skylights to increase the amount of daylight inside the home
Closeup shot of Planar House's large curving brick wall
9/33
Closeup shot of Planar House's large curving brick wall
Planar House sits at the highest point of the plot and overlooks the surrounding landscape 
10/33
Planar House sits at the highest point of the plot and overlooks the surrounding landscape 
Planar House also features a large swimming pool 
11/33
Planar House also features a large swimming pool 
Planar House has a large terrace area
12/33
Planar House has a large terrace area
The interior decor of Planar House consists of a tasteful palette of wood, glass and concrete
13/33
The interior decor of Planar House consists of a tasteful palette of wood, glass and concrete
Planar House includes a total of five en-suite bedrooms
14/33
Planar House includes a total of five en-suite bedrooms
Planar House's bedrooms also open up to the outside
15/33
Planar House's bedrooms also open up to the outside
Planar House has a total floorspace of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft)
16/33
Planar House has a total floorspace of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft)
Planar House's large living rooms and dining areas open up to the outside
17/33
Planar House's large living rooms and dining areas open up to the outside
Planar House's large living rooms and dining areas open up to the outside
18/33
Planar House's large living rooms and dining areas open up to the outside
Planar House also includes a living and dining area, as well as an outdoor kitchen on its terrace
19/33
Planar House also includes a living and dining area, as well as an outdoor kitchen on its terrace
Planar House's interior includes service areas, a gym, TV room and a playroom
20/33
Planar House's interior includes service areas, a gym, TV room and a playroom
A multi-colored hanging chair is installed in Planar House's terrace area
21/33
A multi-colored hanging chair is installed in Planar House's terrace area
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery 
22/33
Planar House is defined by its massive concrete roof, which is covered in greenery 
Planar House's concrete roof is supported on steel beams 
23/33
Planar House's concrete roof is supported on steel beams 
Planar House is located in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil
24/33
Planar House is located in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil
Work on Planar House began back in August, 2013 and it was finally completed in February, 2018
25/33
Work on Planar House began back in August, 2013 and it was finally completed in February, 2018
Planar House features a large swimming pool
26/33
Planar House features a large swimming pool
Another shot of Planar House's swimming pool
27/33
Another shot of Planar House's swimming pool
Planar House's glazed facade opens up to the outside 
28/33
Planar House's glazed facade opens up to the outside 
Planar House has a large terrace area
29/33
Planar House has a large terrace area
Planar House's large roof includes a covered parking area for cars
30/33
Planar House's large roof includes a covered parking area for cars
One of Planar House's living rooms
31/33
One of Planar House's living rooms
Another shot of Planar House's living room
32/33
Another shot of Planar House's living room
Planar House opens up to the outside with sliding glazing 
33/33
Planar House opens up to the outside with sliding glazing 

This enviable luxury residence in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil, was designed by Studio MK27's Marcio Kogan, with Lair Reis. It opens up to the outside with operable glazing and is topped by a concrete roof that's covered in greenery and designed to blend in with its landscaped garden.

Named Planar House, the expansive (and no doubt expensive) home measures 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft). Structurally, it consists of a large concrete roof supported by metallic pillars. The roof itself is accessed by a removable ladder when maintenance is required and sports both skylights to increase daylight inside and solar panels to reduce the draw on the grid.

Its interior layout is split into two main areas. The first includes sleeping and living quarters for staff, a gym, a TV room and a playroom, while the second is centered around five bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms.

There is also a living and dining area inside, as well as a kitchen. When the weather is suitable, large glass doors can be slid open, opening much of the home up to the outside. The decor, which also involved input from Diana Radomysler, is a simple but stylish mixture of wood, concrete and glass.

Planar House opens up to the outside with sliding glazing 
Planar House opens up to the outside with sliding glazing 

Planar House's exterior hosts a large swimming pool, plus a second living room, dining area, and outdoor kitchen. A multi-colored chair hangs down from the ceiling and a curved brick wall encloses a portion of the home and garden and allows light to filter through pleasantly.

Work on Planar House began back in August, 2013 and the home was finally completed in February, 2018.

Source: Studio MK27

4 comments
CAVUMark
Earthquake proof?
J Scott
Nice looking and appealing style as a home. Would be fun to see the first time they have to mow the roof....
ljaques
Very nicely executed design. I'm not usually a fan of concrete, but the ceiling treatment is the nicest I've ever seen. The curved brick wall is entrancing, as well. With no vaulted ceilings, I'm sure the home will feel very comfortable to live in. The Nana-walls give you the outside-in feel. The expansive driveway is also nicely done. 'Simple and tasteful' are rarely ever created as well as in this one. Kudos to Marcio and Lair.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Overhead thermal mass with isolated evaporative cooling is a good idea.