Building a contemporary house in a very steep terrain would be very tricky. Nonetheless, the Westphal + Kosciuk Arquitetura nailed the challenge well. They managed to build a beautiful modern house which is located on the slope. The room arrangement is suited to the challenging terrain, creating various different elevation inside the house’s architecture. DLW House is located in the Florianopolis – Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Thanks to the steep slope, the architects manage to presents the residents with three floor building plans. The very first floor is the one which is located next to the road side. Obviously, this part of the contemporary house design is utilized as the car garage. This space manages to take up to three four wheel vehicles inside the house. The second story is utilized as the center of activities room, meanwhile the highest level of the house accommodates the private rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and office.
Since the house is located in the upper hill, the residents are spoiled with the city view from afar. Therefore, the house provides semi outdoor space so that the residents could have a better view of the city. The patio is located on the second floor, next to the living room. It is equipped with the marble floor, two outdoor chairs and a small end table. from this part of the house, the residents can enjoy the sunset in the city view.
The architects try to give unlimited sight towards the outdoors, therefore, they placed windows in every facade of the living room. Each window pane is equipped with blinds so that the residents are free to adjust the amount of natural light at the day time. The house’s interior employs light furniture with various color and wooden panel in order to improve the spaciousness of the house. this contemporary house design plans also place frosted windows in the bathroom.
Photography by : André Moecke