Wednesday, April 6, 2011

house of the week 110: Arthur Casa

In the middle of the Atlantic Rainforest of Iporanga just outside of São Paulo, Brazilian architect Arthur Casa has realized a house for himself and his family. The tropical house consists of two large symmetrical rectangles that conceal private spaces and supports a large 11 meter volume that opens to the natural surroundings. The material palette on the interior & exterior are refined, limited to concrete and finished in a local sustainable wood called Cumaru.