DLW House in Brazil by Westphal & Kosciuk Architects

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The contemporary DLW House is an impressive home project completed in 2011 by Westphal & Kosciuk Architects. You can find it in Florianópolis, Brazil, built on a steep slope and offering sweeping sea and city views.

The owners wanted a home in which the private and social areas would not be completely isolated from each other. The result was an impressive three-level residence with excellent sunlight, cross ventilation and panoramic views. The lower section holds the entrance hall, warehouse, garage, and a nice indoor play quarters. On the outside, this level is painted grey, to underline the distinction between this floor and the upper ones.

On the next level the architects chose to expand the living block into a white cantilevered block that is suspended over the driveway. This room is connected to a lovely terrace, and from this same level one can access the back yard as well. Also here one can find the service area, the workshop, and the kitchen. On the highest floor there is a master bedroom, an office, and a guest bedroom. Connecting the different levels of the house are a staircase and an elevator.

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Photos by: Andre Moecke

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