Tropical beach house in the Brazilian jungle

This incredible tropical beach house is set inside a fantastic preserved area of rain forest, on the coast of São Sebastião, just minutes from Barra do Una Beach, Brazil. Designed by São Paulo-based architecture firm ArqDonini this house respects the environment due to its construction. The adopted system was a mix of iron frame, corrugated panels, dry wall, still deck and ready-made aluminum windows. Due to the topography of the land, the ground floor is not on the ground but elevated by support columns and bins made of special oxidized steel. This level opens up to a large area, connected to the outside by sliding glass doors and windows.

The upper level, with three bedrooms rooms and three bathrooms, also shares the same lush green view. A rooftop and a naturally paved open basement complete the collection of possibilities for relaxation. The architects also incorporated Vedic Architecture to find the best solutions for wind flux for ventilation and to take advantage of maximum sunlight. This also helped them chose the square shape of the home, (a sacred shape for the homeowner) as the mathematic basis for creating all the spaces, including the most important one: the empty center, where all energies can freely run. Via

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Abdul Azim Osman
9 years ago

I am Azim Osman, from Malaysia. I am an architecture student. Can I get this house’s plans and sections? I need them for my precedent study.