The box house was designed by a young architect, for himself, as a floating opaque box. It establishes three types of relationship with the context.
The ground floor can be fully opened so the garden can be integrated. The upper floor can be 100% closed through steel doors and the roof garden, that works as a belvedere to the neighborhood.
It is a contemporary proposal discreet to the public eye, which respects the volumetric context, the climate and takes advantage of the architect/resident's beliefs to define spaces.
Steel, glass and wood are shown as they are, unadorned.
Flavio Castro had the opportunity to start designing and building early, with only 20 years old. Flavio defends that practical experience completes academic theory, and has always worked in these two areas, with experience in architectural firms inside and outside Brazil. After three years of Masters in Barcelona, he returned to Brazil and settled in São Paulo, founding FCstudo in 2009. The collaboration system that exists within the office allows a constant exchange of information among professionals who join the team depending on each project´s demand.
The Plan Award (shortlist) - Italy/ 2020, 2021
LICC – London International Creative Competition (shortlist and official selection) – England/ 2020
Architizer A+ Awards (winner) – USA/ 2020
The Plan Award (shortlist) - Italy/ 2019
Leading Designers Awards (Brazil’s Most Outstanding in Modern Residential Design)- England/2019
ESQR´s Best Quality Leadership Award (award for outstanding leadership) – Switzerland/2018
International Property Awards (winner) – England/2018
Architizer A+Awards (winner) – USA/ 2018
IDA - Design Awards (winner) – USA/ 2018
WAN Awards (finalist) – England/2018
The Plan Award (finalist and shortlist) – Italy/ 2018
LICC – London International Creative Competition (finalist, shortlist and honorable mention) – England/ 2016 and 2017
Considered one of the 150 most important contemporary architecture firms by Koenemann – Germany/ 2016
IIDA – International interior Design Award (winner) – USA/ 2015
World Top 100 Designs (finalist) – Uganda/ 2014
W Award FAAP (work presented as highlight of the year) – Brazil/2014
Appointed as Professional of the Year by the magazine Decorar – Brazil/ 2014
Prêmio Design MCB (finalist), with thesis “O Objeto técnico – A casa em Nancy – Brazil/2014
WAF – World Architecture Festival (finalist) - Singapore/ 2013
LICC – London International Creative Competition (honorable mention and winner) – England/ 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
IIDA - International Design Award (honorable mention) - USA/2012
O melhor da arquitetura - Editora Abril (finalist) – Brazil/ 2011 and 2014
VII Prêmio FlexEventos (winner) – Brazil/ 2010
IAB – (honorable mention) - Brazil/2010
IPA – International Property Awards (winner) – England/2010