Denis Joelsons deploys "collection of punctual interventions" for renovated brick property in Brazil

Brazilian architect Denis Joelsons has accomplished a renovation of a collection of brick constructions referred to as Sítio Rio Acima close to São Paulo, together with a main house with a vaulted ceiling and arched clerestory window.

Positioned on the outskirts of Jundiaí, the residential advanced had been used for over forty years by the identical household, changing into a hodge-podge of disparate kinds constructed by completely different generations.

The renovation was accomplished by architect Denis Joelsons

In 2022, Denis Joelsons stitched the 34,425-square metre (8.5-acre) website again along with “a collection of punctual interventions” that created a way of unity by supplies, whereas preserving the property’s sentimental worth.

The world has a mixture of rural and industrial components, which Joelsons sought to keep up within the renovations.

A stone retaining wall outside a brick renovation residential project on a lush site in Brazil
An entry highway runs alongside a lake with a stone retaining wall

The studio renovated and prolonged the first home, which was constructed in 1992, changed a dilapidated picket caretaker’s home and constructed a brand new pool kiosk.

The constructed space totals 329 sq. meters (3,540 sq. ft).

Brick cubed building with a ceramic vaulted ceiling next to a small plunge pool surrounded by decking
The house features a brick dice with a ceramic vaulted ceiling and arched clerestory window

The property’s entrance sits on the lowest level of the positioning, and an entry highway runs alongside a lake with a stone retaining wall that kinds a parking space and touchdown for the three-bedroom caretaker’s home, which is a low-profile construction with a gabled lap tile roof.

“The caretaker’s home alludes to the Brazilian caipira structure, a vernacular sort of building from the countryside that may nonetheless be present in different homes throughout the Sítio’s neighborhood,” Joelsons defined, mentioning the construction’s shaded porch created by two blind volumes as an indication publish for this model.

Board-formed concrete fireplace underneath vaulted brick ceiling in residential project by Denis Joelsons
A board-formed concrete hearth options inside

Additional up the positioning, the L-shaped principal residence – initially a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home – gained two new brick extensions, including a front room, two bogs. To increase this system, Joelsons divided the primary bed room into two smaller ones.

The house’s new focus is the lounge: a brick dice with a ceramic vaulted ceiling and arched clerestory window that turns into “a lantern at night time with its distinctive form notable from a fantastic portion of the plot,” Joelsons mentioned.

Light-filled living space within brick extension
The extension is linked to the unique home

The extension brings gentle into the dwelling and eating areas and meets the unique home by a deep brick wall.

A board-formed concrete hearth sits in a wall of home windows.

Slatted French doors that open out onto a veranda
French doorways open bedrooms to the veranda

The inside has a heat, muted palette with uncooked brick, white paint, and uncovered picket trusses.

The bedrooms all have French doorways that open the house to the veranda, which is shaded by a picket pergola.

Additionally on the positioning is a brand new spiral-shaped construction that holds a rest room and altering house for the swimming pool.

This kiosk kinds the third level within the triangle of modifications made to the property.

Spiral-shaped structure next to swimming pool
A spiral-shaped construction holds a rest room and altering house for the swimming pool

All new constructions are marked by strong, light-coloured masonry. The fabric – beforehand absent on the positioning – references the world’s widespread brick kilns and the encircling industrial factories and railway constructions.

Beforehand, Denis Joelsons labored with Gabriela Baraúna Uchida to tuck a sloped roof home into the hillside in Mantiqueira Mountains.

The images is by Pedro Kok.

Mission credit:

Architect: Denis Joelsons
Collaborators: João Marujo, Paula Reis
Landscaping: Alexandre Freitas, Leandro Fontana
Structural and basis design: Alfredo Haydamus
Services design: Renan de Sousa
Building: Nix Construção
Engineering: Francisco Antônio, Hércules Castagna