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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
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  to give the house a natural, minimalist finish . 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 .
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.
Via Knstrct 
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URLs in this post:
 natural and recycled materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Recycled_building_materials
 Studio Arthur Casas: http://www.arthurcasas.com/en/projects/residential_architecture/baronesa2010
 landscaped roof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/quinta-da-baronesa-arthur-casas-1.jpg
 Cumaru hardwoods: http://www.advantagelumber.com/cumaru_decking.htm
 minimalist finish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism
 excess solar gain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_gain
 Knstrct: http://knstrct.com/2011/11/09/quinta-da-baronesa/
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