Casa Cubo is a 715 m² cube shaped home in São Paulo, split into three levels connected by a spiral staircase. Designed by architect Isay Weinfeld, the home was commissioned by a couple of art collectors and was conceived to house a lodging and support center for artists and the development of the arts, but with all the necessary facilities to serve as a home.
The solution was a cubic block, split vertically into three levels and a mezzanine.
The service nucleus is located at the front of the ground level, comprising a kitchen, a restroom, a dining room and an entrance hall giving way to the wide room with double-height ceiling and polished concrete floor, intended to host events, exhibitions or even work as a lounge that opens onto the backyard.
The mezzanine of the lounge, standing on the slab topping the service nucleus on the ground floor, houses the library, which is marked by three strong elements: a shelving unit extending the whole back wall, a strip of fixed glass next to the floor and a spiral staircase covered in wood that leads to the private quarters upstairs.
Private quarters consist of 3 bedrooms and a living room thoroughly lit through a floor-to-ceiling opening.
The garage and service areas are located in the basement.
Lead Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Collaborating Architects: Domingos Pascali | Marcelo Alvarenga
Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
Design Team: Juliana Scalizi | Leandro Garcia
Built Area: 715 m²
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photos: Fernando Guerra