TM House

The TM house was design for a young professional couple that lives and work in the city of São Jose do Rio Preto. The city is located in the state of São Paulo five hours from São Paulo city. The clients wanted the house to be open and bright and to have spaces to entertain family and friends. The clients also need an office space to run their online business. The site is located in a gated community with the lots being approximately 360 meters squares. The site has a zero lot line to the north side and a two meter set back on the south side, which presented a little bit of a challenge to bring natural light for all the spaces. The solution was to divide the house in two parallel bars, one for the public spaces and one for the private spaces. The public spaces are a double height volume and the private spaces one level volume. The difference in heights allowed for windows to be placed on the upper part of the south wall of the public bar and introduce plenty of natural light to the space. The office is located in a mezzanine level and overlooks the garage green roof and has a view of the street. The Grand room has a glass door wall that connects the kitchen with the outdoor kitchen, and opens the space to create a great entertainment space.