Everything feels exactly in its place at this modern home in Araçatuba, Brazil. Designed by Sarau Acquitectura, the single-story house bends its timber and stone frame into a sharp L-shape on a lush, green plot of land.
The architects explain that the house is meant to blend public spaces with the private, and the indoor with the outdoor. The wood-ceilinged dining room opens to the elements, windows from the living room face out onto the bedrooms, and the entire house is designed to face the expansive backyard, where a pool stretches for 82 feet.
Still, the thing that we can’t stop admiring is perhaps not a feature at all. The architects designed the house to include a series of perfectly positioned right angles; from the rectangular stones that comprise the entry pathway to the exaggerated rectangular shape of the pool, the house feels like an homage to orthogonal beauty.