Rocco Arquitetos has completed the ‘Itauba House’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a wrap-around corner window bench as part of the overall design.
The window bench makes its home next to large windows and has a height that matches the bottom of the glass, which can be seen from the exterior of the home.
By positioning the window bench alongside the windows, there’s an unobstructed view of the path and plants outside.
From the interior of the home, the window bench is located off to the side of the living room.
The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows add a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.
Now that we’ve seen the built-in window bench, let’s take a tour around the rest of the house…
The home is made from concrete, and wood, and includes a mono-pitched roof, as well as plenty of windows.
At the rear of the home is a swimming pool, a patio, and large yard.
A large covered outdoor space includes a kitchen, dining area, and room for a hammock, while an open roof area allows for a fire pit.
An element of strong visual impact in the interior is the exposed concrete cantilever beam that runs through the entire central volume of the house, which is where the open plan living room, kitchen, and dining room exist.
The mono-pitched roof allows for a ceiling height of almost 14 feet (4.5m) at the maximum point of the room where large glass panels were installed to help illuminate the interior of the house.
Sliding doors in the main room open completely and are used to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.
In one of the bedrooms, there are custom-built bunk beds, allowing for multiple people to sleep in the room.
A staircase with a light turquoise blue frame and wood treads connects the two levels of the home.
In the bathroom, there’s a built-in sunken bathtub with sliding windows that open to a small outdoor space and garden, which is kept private by the wood slat screens.