The NS House conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency and located in Sao Paulo, Brazil combines Scandinavian, French and Italian design with vintage furniture. Accommodating a collection of several art pieces, the project is an appealing social hub that grabs your attention instantly. There are many spacious passages and sectors integrated harmoniously into the house such as: cellar, dining room, living, balcony and kitchen. The kitchen becomes the focal point of the house, representing the venue where all spaces merge.
Large windows allow daylight to spread and enhance the beauty of the interior design, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A strong visual impact results from the white walls that beautifully contrast the design objects and make the entire place come to life. Additionally, the furniture and art items add personality to these otherwise predictable spaces and rooms, turning the entire house into a home. This beautiful private residence is complemented by a yard with green areas and a pool, which make the place an oasis of relaxation.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.