Sustainability was a key concept for the residence, situated on the shore of a small lake. We sought to reduce the impact of the construction as much as possible, looking into basic materials and simple solutions, including the metal structure, the water recycling system, and the use of solar panels and certified woods.
The L-shape floor plan, with a markedly horizontal structure, has its rooms separated by a courtyard garden. To one side, the living room stretches out into the landscape, mingling internal and external spaces; on the other side are the children’s bedrooms and den. The upper floor, set back into the body of the structure and clad in cumaru wood, contains the master suite and fitness center.
The pigment tinting the construction, mirroring the colors of the earth, was produced with soil from the region in a trial-and-error search for the ideal hue. A column unexpectedly clad in a tree trunk heightens the sense of belonging to nature and is the sole support in the living room.
As a way both to bring the vivacity of the landscape’s colors inside the structure and to lend these ample spaces a welcoming air, the interior design moved toward a soft color palette of neutral tones and generously proportioned furniture upholstered with natural fibers. The wood floors and wainscoting provide a contrast to the stone finishing, making for an even warmer and more inviting atmosphere.