Tag Archives: Brazil

Writer’s Retreat in Brazil

The building is composed of just 334 square feet (about 31 square meters) and, according to the architects, takes inspiration from the symbolism of caves: “The symbolism of the cave is very broad and diverse. It suggests shelter, self-knowledge, a return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings.” – Humble Homes […]

Who Needs Privacy? Modern Bachelor Pad in Brazil

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors slide to one side, leaving no barrier between the house and the backyard garden. Moving further into the living area reveals that the interior is also open from the entry through to the bedroom. The 45 m2 (484 ft2) house has a studio floor plan arranged in a U-shape around the bathroom, the only […]

“Gypsy” Vans by Roth

Wally and Victoria Roth of Bend, Oregon have experience in building exquisite carousel horses, cabinets, boat building and yacht restoration, but their designs really come to life in their re-creations of their Romani “Gypsy” Caravans. Their goal for the custom design is to come as close as possible to the original look and feel of […]

Small House in the Mantiqueira Mountains of Brazil

The small house has a straightforward rectangular floor plan of 50 m2 (538 ft2). The bedroom, bathroom and open plan living space were arranged in a row so that all the rooms would get a panoramic view of the valley below. To minimize disruption to the site, the house was raised above the slope on […]

Rio Bonito House in Brazil

Carla Juaçaba’s design for a weekend home in mountainous eastern region of rio de janeiro uses the load bearing properties of meter-thick stone walls to suspend the roof and floor joists. four steel beams puncture walls so as to allow a sliver of glazing to wash the interior of the stone walls with diffused light.” – Design Boom […]