07 June 2011

Leaf house

The roof acts as a big leaf that protects from the hot sun
all the enclosed spaces of the house as the in-between open spaces,
 truly the most important ones.

Inspired by Brazil’s Indian architecture
and perfectly suited for the hot and humid climate,
this 8,600 square foot beach house is located in
Angra dos Reis, one hour drive south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro-based studio Mareines & Patalano Arquitetura
has completed the Leaf House project in 2008

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