Itu Residence was designed by Maristela Faccioli Architecture and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. The home was especially developed in order to serve as a weekend retreat for the owners. According to the architects, “the land of this residence faces a lake and is neighbor to an area of preserved native forest. Given the program and construction constraints, the architects intention was to implement the constructed area respecting the 30 meters setback from the lake, determined by environmental legislation, meanwhile concentrating the majority of the indoors program in just on block. This was determinant in maintaining the lot as much permeable and green as possible“. The residence has an imposing and diverse architecture; the combination of wood, glass, brick and stone contribute to an interesting appearance. The interiors are characterized by highly modern details and feature minimalist furniture arrangements. See any design elements you find inspiring? [Photography: Marcelo Scandaroli]