Project: Leaf House
Architects: Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura
Location: Angra dos Reis, close to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area: 8,0 sq ft
Photographs by: Leonardo Finotti
Leaf House by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura In Brazil
A little beach with amazing blue water just outside of Rio de Janeiro will be the land on which a little house having a flowering roof in which isolates the item through the sun like a big tropical banana leaf. Well, not so little, the Leaf House designed by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura will be quite a large residence in which stretches over a surface of 8,0 square feet.
The house will be built around interaction along with also connection between man along with also nature which you will notice through the many open air spaces in which you’ll see inside the pictures below. Some of these include verandas along with also open spaces between the rooms in which replace the standard corridors which make this specific beach house an ideal place for social gatherings along with also steaming beach parties.
through the architects: “The roof acts as a big leaf in which protects through the hot sun all the enclosed spaces of the house as the in-between open spaces, truly the most important ones. These in-between open spaces represent the essence of the design. They are the social areas, where the the owner of the house along with also his guests spend most of their time.
The very generous heights of these spaces, wich varies through 3 to 9 metres, allow the SE trade winds through the sea to pass perfectly longitudinally trough the building, providindg natural ventilation along with also along with also passive cooling both to the enclosed along with also open spaces. We see the item as low-tech ecoefficiency, where the item has the greatest impact, the concept of the architectural design.”
The natural ventilation in which helps to cool down this specific house will be what makes the item a low-tech yet eco-efficient residence which will be what a home inside the tropical areas needs to keep the environment comfortable. The roof of this specific home will be its most recognizable feature although the item isn’t there just for the looks. Its unique shape collects rainwater in which will be later used inside the house, not for drinking of course.
The inside along with also outside of this specific home are almost fused with the help of lots of sliding doors in which let the sea breeze in.The ground floor will be surrounded by stunning landscapes while the curvy swimming pool sneaks into the house. the item passes below the dining room where the item turns into a pond with aquatic plants along with also fishes before reaching the rear veranda which will be a resting space with all 5 hammocks.