Casa Alpine

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
CASA ALPINE is the product of an old house renovation on the countryside of São Francisco Xavier, in São Paulo, Brazil.
The client bought the land in which 2 old houses were built decades before. Both were in precarious conservation state.
The client requested the Architects to come up with a renovation design that would turn the abandoned main house into a luxury country house, integrated with the natural surroundings, but built according to the local construction techniques and using local materials available.
Paula Hooper, another Brazilian Architect and a collaborator at COLTRO Arquitetos is co-author of the CASA ALPINE design, along with Antônio Coltro.

São Francisco Xavier, São Paulo, Brazil

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Applicant and authors of the project
COLTRO Arquitetos, Brazilian Architecture studio based in São Paulo, Brazil. The studio was founded in 2018 by Antônio Carlos Coltro, a 41-year old Architect, with previous work experience on renomated offices such as Núcleo de Arquitetura (Brazil), T.R. Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia). He was previously co-founder of RAS Arquitetura. COLTRO's work is based on the study of the conditions presented by the site and the client, always seeking for a unique and irreplicable solution for each project.
Project by Antônio Carlos Coltro + Paula Hooper.

Other participants
Contractors: Prandini Construções (Rodrigo Prandini)
Photography: Mariana Camargo