Where Architects Live | Felipe Hess

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Brazilian architect Felipe Hess has forged an impressive portfolio – in its breadth of scale, aesthetic and intent. One of Felipe’s earliest projects in the architect’s home city of São Paulo, Casa Pinheiros, was first released in 2013 and remains just as unaffected by time and trends today. 

Felipe’s home is located in São Paulo’s exclusive area of Jardim Paulistano – meaning ‘gardens’ in Portuguese, known for its lush greenery. While close to the city centre, the architect says it’s a calm contrast. 

Originally designed by architect Rodolpho Ortenblad in 1957, Felipe Hess restored and evolved the mid-century home to share with his wife Cris, a fashion designer, their 7-year-old son Otto and white boxer dog, Gastão. Reflecting the creative minds of those that live there, the home is a treasure trove of Danish design, enlivened by light and greenery.

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