Minimal black and white Brazilian home by Estúdio BG draws on Bauhaus concepts

Chunky black steelwork frame the sparsely furnished spaces inside this house in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil designed by architecture firm Estúdio BG. Called RP House, the simple, two-storey residence comprises black steelwork and simple white volumes that are stacked atop each other with a roof terrace at the top. São Paulo studio Estúdio BG came up with […]

Casa Bibilioteca by Atelier Branco is a philosopher’s retreat in the Atlantic Rainforest

Brazilian studio Atelier Branco has completed a glass house among a rainforest in São Paulo with a rooftop terrace for the resident “to read and smoke a cigar looking at the stars”. Photograph by Gleeson Paulino The local architecture practice designed Casa Bibilioteca, which translates as Library House, in São Paulo’s Vinhedo municipality. It was […]

Studio Arthur Casas tops sprawling NVD House in Brazil with putting green

The residents of this house in São Paulo, designed by local architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas, can bathe in a cantilevered swimming pool and play golf on the roof. NVD House by Studio Arthur Casas is a three-storey home in the Brazilian city’s luxury golf course community, Quinta da Baroneza, which also contains lakes, forests, […]

FGMF Arquitetos stacks white Casa Neblina on sloping São Paulo plot

Brazilian studio FGMF Arquitetos has designed this white house in the suburbs of São Paulo to feature stilted volumes atop a glazed living room with views of an infinity pool. Casa Neblina is two-storey residence built on a grassy hill in the Brazilian city’s Iatiba neighbourhood, which known for its lush nature, rugged terrain and […]

Two shipping containers contain a micro home furnished with Nendo

Brazilian architect Marilia Pellegrini has unveiled Casa Container in São Paulo, a micro home inside two shipping containers filled with Nendo furniture. Pellegrini designed the 18-square-metre show home to demonstrate that recycled shipping containers can be disguised and used for high-end housing. The architect referenced modern, minimalist Japanese design with Casa Container’s interiors, citing Muji […]

Kruchin Arquitetura adds concrete library to Capobianco House in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Kruchin Arquitetura has added a concrete and glass extension to a family dwelling it completed in São Paulo over three decades ago. Local studio Kruchin Arquitetura designed the extension for Capobianco House, a residence it completed in the Brazilian city in 1986 for a couple with a daughter. Measuring 224 square metres, the […]

Laurent Troost Architects folds weathered steel roof over concrete house in Brazilian Amazon

Brazilian firm Laurent Troost Architects has built a concrete house in the Amazon, featuring outdoor living areas and a swimming pool that are elevated above the dense tropical forest surrounds. The property called Casa Campinarana is located in Manaus, a town in northwestern Brazil along the Negro and Amazon rivers. Laurent Troost designed the two-storey […]

Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil‘s Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided […]

MAPA hides prefab Minimod Curucaca in Brazilian forest

Architecture studio MAPA and its prefabricated building company Minimod have completed this residence in Brazil, using black walls and a green roof to help blend in with its remote woodland surrounds. The Brazil- and Uruguay-based firm designed the residence called Minimod Curucaca for a forest clearing in the Curcaca Valley, which is located in a mountainous region of southern Brazil. Forming the […]

Perkins+Will incorporates biophilic design principles into Ribeirão Preto Residence in Brazil

Retractable glass walls, wooden screens and a verdant green roof are among the features that global firm Perkins+Will has included in this family dwelling to offer a strong connection to nature. Designed by Perkins+Will‘s studio in São Paulo, the residence is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeast Brazil. The dwelling is meant to serve […]

Studio MK27 completes slender Catuçaba house off-the-grid on Brazil farm

Screens made from eucalyptus run along the front of this long and thin prefab residence, which São Paulo firm Studio MK27 has completed on a farm tucked into the rolling hills of Catuçaba, Brazil. The Catuçaba house is built on a remote site located 1,500 metres above sea level, in an agricultural area midway between Brazilian […]

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