AB House is a luxury dream house located on a small beautiful and peaceful island in the Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura, the villa has the transparent façades ensure the house users’ interaction with nature as well as the lightness of the impact of the construction on the landscape.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Architect: Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Start: 2011
Completion: 2016
Total area: 53,548 sqm
Built area: 935 sqm

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

From the architects: This project had to suit the strict environmental standards limiting the proximity of construction to the sea, its height, maximum occupancy of the land and changes in the topography. To this end, we developed several conceptual studies with different geometries and topographical approaches.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Final implementation was intended to create a connection between the two existing plateaus, generating a construction of a single, two-story volume.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Access is through either of the floors: the private area is on the upper level, closest to the slope of the terrain, and the social and recreational areas are on the lower level, near the sea. The large overhang that offers shade for the lower floor is also the verandah that sets the perimeter.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

The transparent façades ensure the house users’ interaction with nature as well as the lightness of the impact of the construction on the landscape.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

The construction techniques and materials used were all designed to develop the same architectural concept we use on the continent, only now on an island where access is limited.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

We used a metallic structure and closures in prefabricated wood and glass panels, both easy to transport and enabling quick assembly, with a reduction of manpower requirements and low production of discards. Furthermore, this offered easy maintenance and low costs over the long run.

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Video: Dream house on island in Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Video: AB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

AB House is a luxury dream house located on a small beautiful and peaceful island in the Rio de Janeiro

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