Rising 15 Meters Above The Ground, Acucena House Is An Architectural Wonder Created By Tetro Arquitetura | Brazil

Tetro Arquitetura | Brazil

Located in the heart of a forest in Brazil, this white-clad house surprises everyone who reaches here. Rising fifteen meters off the ground through the stilts penetrated the earth, the 'Acucena House' envisioned and designed by Tetro Arquitetura looks like a white flower surrounded by nature. While designing this house, the architects Carlos Maia, Débora Mendes, and Igor Macedo not only accepted the steep slope as a challenge to get success but also used it as an advantage to increase the gifts of nature that cover the entire project. No trees are cut and no topography is changed to design the house. Hence, the project depicts an ideal harmony between nature and Art. Read more about the project below in detail at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

 

Also Read: The ‘1000 Trees’ Building In Shanghai, China Features Breathtaking Hanging and Standing Plants | Heatherwick Studio

Perched amidst the lush Atlantic Rainforest nature, the house is designed in a fluid plan that is because of its presence among the trees, and its openings and folds in the slab reach to the treetops, producing the volumetry. The landscape is covered with large leafy trees, shrubs, foliage, flora, and fauna, with a topography of steep slope, which is a common feature of the Nova Lima region in Minas Gerais.

A Sanctuary For Serenity

Blurring the boundaries between outdoors and indoors, the project satiates the thirst of inhabitants for a haven of serenity. At first glance, the house appears to be hidden behind the trees and branches.

The generous windows that cover the entire structure echo the images of nature outside. Though nature harmoniously embraces the structure, its presence can be seen. One can enjoy nature from every corner of this house whether gazing at the swaying trees through the windows or walking over the greenery on the terrace.  

Enjoy The Stunning Views

At first, the architects got confused about how the project could be built with such a steep topography while maintaining the connection with nature.

The idea was to give the homeowners the daily wonderful experience of looking up at the sky through the treetops. As they were looking for the answers, they inclined towards lifting the home fifteen meters above the ground level ‘to induce the act of looking upwards, from the ground and canopy of trees to the sky.’

Modern Amenities Blended With Nature

The house contains an engineering pool that promotes everyone to take a dip and rise above the water to enjoy the beauty of green surroundings.

The project also encompasses a patio that creates charming relaxing spaces and a big space for large gatherings and parties. 

The house showcases the wonderful amalgamation of local materials and greenery.

Also Read: This Breathtaking Holiday Home in Volcanic Landscape of Hawaii Makes You Feel Standing on the Edge of the Earth | Walker Warner Architects

Inside the House

Once inside, the soft and soothing interiors allow the dwellers to be in ultimate privacy by using heavy curtains to block the view or one can use soft curtains when needed for a partial view. In the bedroom, the inhabitant can move the windows to remove any hindrance between them and the jungle.

And, in a bathroom, a single bathtub overlooking the greenery through the windows hints at immersing the body in a meditative bath while enjoying the panoramic view.

The wooden floor pays homage to the raw materials of the Earth.Keep reading SURFACES REPORTER for more such articles and stories.

Project Details

Project Name: Casa Açucena
Architecture Firm: Tetro Arquitetura
Location: Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Design Team: Débora Mendes, Carlos Maia, and Igor Macedo
Total Built Area: 500 sqm
Completion Year: 2021
Contributors: Laura Georgia Rodrigues Layoun, Otávio, Daniele Meloni, Déborah Martins
Photo Courtesy: Jomar Bragança

Keep reading SURFACES REPORTER for more such articles and stories.

Join us in SOCIAL MEDIA to stay updated

SR FACEBOOK | SR LINKEDIN | SR INSTAGRAM | SR YOUTUBE

Further, Subscribe to our magazine Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter

Also, check out Surfaces Reporter’s encouraging, exciting and educational WEBINARS here.

You may also like to read about:

Little Island of Heatherwick Studio in NYC Comprises 132 Tulip-Like Concrete Planters Rising Above the Hudson River

Eco-Green, Energy Efficient and Futuristic Private Villa G02 Sits on Its Own Artificial Land | Mask Architects

And more…

×
×

Post Your Comment


"Content that powers your Business. News that keeps you informed."

Surfaces Reporter is one of India's leading media in Print & Digital Telecast for News on Interiors & Architecture Projects, Products, Building Materials, and the Business of Design! Since 2011, it serves as a referral for designers & architects to know about inspiring projects and source new products. If you have a Product or Project worth publishing in Surfaces Reporter, please email us hello@surfacesreporter.com or you can also submit your project online.

Like Surfaces Reporter on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram | Subscribe to our magazine | Sign Up for the FREE Surfaces Reporter Magazine Newsletter

World Architecture Day: 25 Beautifully Designed Architectural Wonders

Architecture and design are few of the art forms which have successfully mesmerized the world and stayed firm through the test of time. Besides imagination and inspiration, originality and craftsmanship plays a pivotal role in establishing a structure.

Read more

Love wooden flooring? Heres what you should know while choosing| SR Material Ideas

With wooden flooring- There are multiple options to choose from, such as solid hardwood or engineered hardwood. With added benefits like high durability and extra comfort during winters, wood flooring is very trendy. A range of colours and patterns are available with customization options.

Read more

OPPO Headquarters in China: Another Architectural Wonder by Zaha Hadid Architects

The New OPPO headquarters is a visual wonder by the Zaha Hadid Architects. Plans revealed!

Read more

10 Architectural Wonders Built in the Name Of Love

As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we can see love birds gearing up to express their true love for each other. Usually, lovers express their feelings by offering romantic gifts to their partner.

Read more


This is alt