This living space project, the house in Santa Teresa which is built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is completed designed by the SPBR Architects. It is precisely located at the in one of the highest points of the Santa Teresa’s hill. Which offers some great views of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa is a historical neighborhood. It is possible to see the old downtown from the north side of the house, while from the south side, a more panoramic view of Pão de Açucar and the Guanabara Bay can viewed there. The site location of this living space project is starts at 100 m above sea level at the cable car street and finishes at 125m at a breathtaking viewpoint of Pão de Açucar.
By the architect, this living space project is takes into consideration the two levels of the pronounced topography: 120 m and 125 m over the sea level. There is a linear block which is leads to the bedroom and the office at the lower level. Their main glass facade is opens up to the enjoying garden on the east side. Which is completely closed on the north and the south side, these two prismatic and linear volumes are opened on the east and west sides, living the ground under them empty. To make a complementary ground on the upper plateau, the roof is designed to achieve it.
Over the higher plateau, the living room is placed. It is providing a view of the downtown on the north side and of the Guanabara Bay and Pão de Açucar on the south. To avoid the sun heat and to emphasize the magnificent views on the other sides, this volume is closed on the east and the west sides. It leaves the level below completely open. Thus, there is a bare level to the traditional Brazilian culture, most of the people will spend their spare time. It is a spread out and blown-up construction which should become a part of the Rio de Janeiro’s landscape.