interiors · October 13, 2021 5


A Built-In Bench Wraps Around The Large Corner Window Of A This Home

A modern wrap-around window seat that's been built into the design of the interior, and includes bright blue upholstered cushions.


Rocco Arquitetos has completed the ‘Itauba House’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a wrap-around corner window bench as part of the overall .


Rocco Arquitetos has completed the 'Itauba House' in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a wrap-around corner window bench as part of the overall design.

The window bench makes its home next to large windows and has a height that matches the bottom of the glass, which can be seen from the exterior of the home.

This modern window bench makes its home next to large windows and has has a height that matches the bottom of the glass, which can been seen from the exterior of the home.

By positioning the window bench alongside the windows, there’s an unobstructed view of the path and plants outside.


By positioning this modern built-in window bench alongside the windows, there's an unobstructed view of the path and plants outside.

From the interior of the home, the window bench is located off to the side of the living room.

The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows adds a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the window bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.

The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows add a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.


The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows adds a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the window bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.

Now that we’ve seen the built-in window bench, let’s take a tour around the rest of the house…

The home is made from concrete, and wood, and includes a mono-pitched roof, as well as plenty of windows.

The modern house has a partially shaded carport at the front of the home.

At the rear of the home is a swimming pool, a patio, and large yard.


This contemporary home has a sloped roof, large yard, and swimming pool.

A large covered outdoor space includes a kitchen, dining area, and room for a hammock, while an open roof area allows for a fire pit.

A large covered outdoor space includes an kitchen, dining area, and room for a hammock, while an open roof area allows for a fire pit.


A modern home with a dedicated outdoor area with a fire pit.

An element of strong visual impact in the interior is the exposed concrete cantilever beam that runs through the entire central volume of the house, which is where the open plan living room, kitchen, and dining room exist.

Sliding glass walls connect the interior of this modern home to the expansive outdoor spaces.

The mono-pitched roof allows for a ceiling height of almost 14 feet (4.5m) at the maximum point of the room where large glass panels were installed to help illuminate the interior of the house.


Sliding glass walls connect the interior of this home to the expansive outdoor spaces.

Sliding doors in the main room open completely and are used to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

Sliding doors in the main room of this modern house open completely and are used to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

In one of the bedrooms, there are custom-built bunk beds, allowing for multiple people to sleep in the room.


In this modern bedroom there's custom-built bunk beds, allowing for multiple people to sleep in the one room.

A staircase with a light turquoise blue frame and wood treads connects the two levels of the home.

A staircase with a light turquoise blue frame and wood treads connects the two levels of the home.

In the bathroom, there’s a built-in sunken bathtub with sliding windows that open to a small outdoor space and garden, which is kept private by the wood slat screens.


In this modern bathroom, there's a built-in sunken bathtub with sliding windows that open to a small outdoor space and garden, which is kept private by the wood slat screens.A wood slat screen allows for privacy and lets natural air and light flow through.

Photography: Manuel Sá | Architect: Giancarlo Rocco – Rocco Arquitetos | Collaborators: Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco e Simone Ferreira | Buiding company: Construtora Ciampolini Rocco | Building Cordenation: Giancarlo Rocco | Structural Engeneer: Jairo Correa Junior | : Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco