In the mid-1980s, paediatric surgeon Antônio Carlos Onofre bought a 55m by 16m plot of forest on top of a hill on the beach of Ubatuba, about 230km north of São Paulo. At the time he had no idea of what to do with the land, so he gave it as a present to his wife and they both forgot about it. Twenty-five years later, in 2005, planning their retirement – and with it the thought of spending weekends looking out to sea – the Onofres approached Brazilian architect Angelo Bucci (from São Paulo practice SPBR) to design a house on the site. “A tree…
Rooftop pool supported by only two pillars
Looking down on to a secluded beach spot
Abundance of concrete, an example of the Paulista school of architecture
Living room with large windows on both sides, looking out to beach and jungle respectively
Spiral staircase leads up to street level
Guest room with own independent access
Main bedroom with wooden blinds
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