With the final battle between autumn and winter taking place in Sydney Australia (and winter sadly winning), this project in Brazil jumped out at me…sun, pool and good design. The house, by Brazilian firm Jacobsen Arquitetura, was born from the landscape in which it was built. With the natural slope of the land, the incredible views and the ability to capture sunlight the house was designed to take advantage of these attributes with the result being an open facing, light and airy design, especially in the social areas. In the private quarters of the house the architects have clad the exterior in irregular louvers which imitate the surrounding vegetation. The interior palate of the house has been left intentionally neutral (with the occasional pop of berry pink) so as not to take away from the views beyond.
It is safe to say I could very happily perch myself on one of those sun lounges and spend this winter by the pool!
photos Jacobsen Arquitetura Story by Brendan Guy