Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Minimalist Home Design in Iporanga by Arthur Casas
This project is a contemporary minimalistic houses designed by Arthur Casas located in Iparonga, Brazil. With warm Cumaru wood paneling exterior, House in Iporanga is an architect’s residence in the middle of the forest. “I always wanted a house in the middle of the forest, in a place where I could relax and recharge my energy”, says Arthur, from Arthur Casas.
The house is in the form of two large simple, symmetrical cubes embracing an open space. As describes, ‘the absence of partitions amplifies the house’s integration with its surroundings and adds grandeur to the minimalist living area. A large terrace borders the house, functioning as a belvedere to observe the surrounding untouched Atlantic Rain Forest, and a partition between natural and constructed. Stepping down, the infinity edged pool seems to pour out into the thick vegetation.’
Private rooms are tucked into the surrounding cubes. Upstairs is accessed by floating thin Cumaru sleepers that lead to an ultra thin profile catwalk. To the left: a guest bedroom and private living room. To the right: the master with en suite.
Downstairs are the kitchen and maids quarters to the left, guest bedroom and office to the right. The office features two huge picture windows east and south. The seating area is centralised to be shaded from the summer sun, shining in through the east and west doors of this huge breeze space.