Tuesday, March 10, 2009

House RR in Brazil

This beautiful summer house design is by Andrade Morettin. Located a few meters from the north coast of semi-tropical São Paulo, this architectural project is set among exuberant vegetation and a hot humid climate - feels like living in a rain forest jungle.

This project began as a shelter from the area’s intense sun and frequent rains. I love the idea of the two large facades with panels of glass fiber mosquito screens with PVC coating as they are keeping the insects out without obscuring the ocean view and wind.
The six meters high roof was built using a prefabricated timber structure with galvanized steel joints. The whole structure is elevated 75cm above ground level, supported by concrete pillars cast on site. All other components used in the construction are pre-fabricated and were simply mounted in place on the construction site, thus reducing reducing assembly time with little generation of waste and low environmental impact.


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