UNA barbara e valentim

Mantiqueira House


Deployed in a glade near a hillside of Mantiqueira Range, next to a stream, house fits into the surroundings, a kind of split unit. Tectonic basis, partially stuck on the ground, houses a large living room, kitchen and two apartments for guests. Folded around itself, conformed a patio.

A second volume, a wagon suspended, provides two bedrooms for the family, between these two volumes, a large terrace with gardens and swimming pool opens view of the woods. Intersection of volumes on the patio generates a terrace in double high. This approximation of opposites builds counterpoint, such as the scale of wide views from the terraces and the landscape contracted in the patio, the transparency of living room in opposition to wagon opaque volume.

Even more, fair-faced concrete sets the lower volume tributary as a dense mass, in opposition to the lightness of the wagon in steel and wood, that floats on the first.


São Bento do Sapucaí, SP

Project start date



UNA arquitetos: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas


Ana Paula de Castro, Bruno Gondo, Carolina Klocker, Eduardo Martorelli, Igor Cortinove, Jimmy Liendo Terán, Joaquin Gak, Marcos Bresser, Marie Lartigue, Marta Onofre, Pedro Ivo, Roberto Galvão, Rodrigo Carvalho Pereira

Constructed Area

545 m²


Aum Construções
Eng. Eduardo Corrêa da Fonseca

Concrete and Metallic Structure

Cia de Projetos . Eng. Heloísa Maringoni


Pessoa e Zamaro
Eng. Marcelo Zamaro


Eng. Virginia Pezzolo

Lighting Design

Lux Projetos
Ricardo Heder


Luísa Mellis


Nelson Kon