See inside this home with glass walls built around a central courtyard

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

 

Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos designed a home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that doesn’t look like much from the street, but hidden within is a personal open-aired oasis.

 

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

Due to building constraints, like the site being on a 17-degree slope, sleeping quarters were positioned on the lower level, with the social areas being on the main level.

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The majority of social areas, like the living room and kitchen, all open up directly onto to a central grassy area.

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

Here you can see how the kitchen has a completely open view of the pool area in the central courtyard.

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

There’s a covered concrete path surrounding the grassy area.

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The exterior of the home shows the different levels of living.

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

The Marquise House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, designed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos).

Photography by Rafaela Netto

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