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Beautiful Green-Roofed Brazilian Home is Made From Recycled Bricks

Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 11, 2011 @ 1:01 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 2 Comments

Brazil, Sao Paulo, Studio Arthur Casas, Arthur Casas, Quinta da Baronesa, recycled materials, recycled bricks, solar gain, natural materials, Cumaru, green materials, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, green roof [1]

Bricks salvaged from a demolition project were used as the main building material for this project. Adding to its sustainability, the designers chose Cumaru hardwoods [2] to give the house a natural, minimalist finish [3]. Long narrow windows flood the interior with daylight, reducing the project’s overall energy load, while open terraces and horizontal louvers provide plenty of shade and mitigate¬†excess solar gain [4].

While we don’t necessarily promote having second homes, if it is already a common practice among Brazilian families (and elsewhere), it may as well be done sustainably like the Quinta da Baronesa.

+ Studio Arthur Casas [5]

Via Knstrct [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/quinta-da-baronesa-arthur-casas-1.jpg

[2] Cumaru hardwoods: http://www.advantagelumber.com/cumaru_decking.htm

[3] minimalist finish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism

[4] excess solar gain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_gain

[5] + Studio Arthur Casas: http://www.arthurcasas.com/en/projects/residential_architecture/baronesa2010

[6] Knstrct: http://knstrct.com/2011/11/09/quinta-da-baronesa/

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