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Gorgeous modern home in Brazil dazzles in the sun

House 28 is located in the capital city of Brasília

Interior of living area with red tile floors and wood-paneled ceilings and windows on either side flooding the space with light.
The many windows provide beautiful sunlight and ventilation throughout the house.
Photos via Architizer

In case you need reminding that Brazil boasts some spectacular residential architecture, here’s a home in Brasília, the country’s capital, that settles into its surrounding natural landscape so seamlessly that it becomes an extension of it.

House 28 by Equipe Lamas is located on 7,000 square meters, or about 1.7 acres, in the tropical Cerrado biome, and features a simple construction of steel, concrete, and glass, with ceilings and windows trimmed with Ipe wood, and floors laid with red tile. Instead of traditional woven carpets, “colored carpet” tiles in a geometric pattern figure in the entryway, kitchen, and dining room.

The windows are largely placed east to west to optimize natural light infiltration as well as to facilitate open sight lines across the floor plan, and pivoting clerestory windows provide even more cross-ventilation opportunities. Bedrooms face east and have balconies and metal trellises for climbing plants, which offer additional privacy.

Outside, a terrace with a white marble pool and wooden deck extends from the spacious living area by way of glass accordion doors. The property also boasts sustainable components, such as rainwater collection used for garden irrigation, and solar panels that heat the pool. Take a look around.

Via: Architizer