Summer Condo in Protected Rainforest: Iporanga HouseMay 28th, 2012 - Posted in House Ideas
The Iporanga House, modern condo sited in Sao Paulo’s coast with protected rainforest area, designed by Nitsche Architects. The structural concept of the house was enthused by little stream bridges characteristic from this litoraneal area. Rising from the foundation in humid soil, concrete columns support the Steel beans which support the wood frame. The wood frame volume is the “private” part of the house, therefore on the street side it is enclosed by opaque boards, glass panels along with a nylon curtain, and on the forest side, aluminum sliding doors opening the rooms to a common veranda. This volume creates a shadow on the slab, and we used that shadow for the social area. This “middle” floor is almost an open space, protected on all sides by transparent temperate glass sliding panels, so the forest can be seen at all times. The intention was to minimize the difference between inner and outside space, making it work all as one integration area. More information please visit Nitsche Architects website.
via – Nitsche Architects website