Gallery: Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, St...

A cozy interior welcomes in plenty of natural daylight.

Located within an area where the root vegetable tapioca crops grow, the house was constructed using 12-foot modules and simple, locally available, green and long lasting materials. In order to enjoy the magnificent sea and forests views, the clients asked Pedro Saito for an outdoor wood deck. The chosen material was ipê wood, a tree widely used for furniture and outdoor applications, including decking, due to its insect resistance and durability.

The home’s structure was made from certified maçaranduba wood, a fruit tree native from South America that is also used for its latex. The indoor space is large, unique and very flexible. The walls were simply made with precast panels and OSB, and the roof from T Plak, a recycled Tetra Pak cartons plaque.

The kitchen is integrated with the living room, and both rooms have huge windows overlooking the luscious surroundings. The window frames were made from recyclable aluminum and another tropical wood native from Brazil called muracatiara.

More than a half of the home’s land is situated within an environmental protection area, which provides for spectacular natural views from every room. Large skylight windows at the roof let the sun shine in, while a top second deck provides an elevated point that is perfect spot for gazing at the stars.

+ Pedro Saito

Via Plataforma Arquitectura


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  1. Diana Sari February 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    this was nice housing. could i get the site of this house? i need it for my study in architecture.

  2. mooreinc June 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Does anyone have links to manufacturers of prefab homes anywhere between Sao Paulo and Salvador?

  3. Saibot January 15, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Does anyone know who produces this T-plak material? I searched around the internet for a bit without succes. I would very much like to see it with my own eyes, and possibly use it in one of my designs.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful beachhouse-design with us Ana Lisa!

  4. Green Joy October 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    What a simple yet effective design. The roof looks like corrugated tin sheeting but is made of Tetra Pak cartons, I wonder about it’s heat dissipating capacity. Anyone know if it absorbs heat?

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