“The atlantic forest represents Brazil – more than the sea, the beaches and bikinis, more than soccer, more than a carnaval picture. To me it is the best representation of the brazilian landscape. For its proportions, its shapes, its diversity. This house is inserted in the forest and the wood covering tries to mimic it in the landscape – as if it was possible. The transparency, more than any aesthetic value, aims to justify the human presence in this place. The shape is simple, symmetrical, easy, opposing to the entropic, messy profile that the nature around it proportionates.”
Architect’s house in Iporanga
In the shape of two big symmetrical cubes embracing an open space, this house was designed as the architect’s dream house. “I always wanted a house in the middle of the forest, in a place where I could recharge my energies”, he says.
On this context, the project has plenty of space to present one of his favorites premises: the inside space in total synergy with the outsides. In this project, this intention is materialized in an 11m high ceiling space, with continuous glass windows, from a side of the facade to the other.
From the walls to the floor, cumaru wood is everywhere. On the floors, the absence of divisions implies the space integration, for example, the living room communicates with the kitchen and also with the office. All this is surrounded by a big and nice terrace. Very close to it, the elevated deck works as a belvedere to appreciate untouched fragments of Atlantic Forest.