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The Acapulco House is Constructed Out of Six Compartments

 - May 9, 2014
References: flaviocastro.br & contemporist
Architect Flavio Castro took an unconventional approach when designing the Acapulco House. Rather than sticking to a single structure, Castro created a home comprised of six squares that are paired off together, creating a straight-forward, accessible space. Castro also added a pavilion in the backyard, which works to stay in conversation with the main house.

Structurally, there are no transitions between the upper and lower floors, with the pillar distances staying almost identical. The four suites of the upper floor are accessed by an illuminated hallway, creating a level of symmetry throughout.

Because the home is located in São Paulo, Brazil, it is subjected to extreme heat. The architect optimized the home accordingly, including a water surface under the interior stairway that leverages air humidity on hot days. Moreover, the roof garden of the pavilion allows for a low roof temperature.