Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

by , 01/03/11

Brazil African bas relief, Natural cooling, reused building material, green building brasil, art in architecture,John Diniz, Jorge dos Anjos

The arched roof, oversized awning and internal railing and loft are supported by a host of pipes salvaged from old sewer lines. The supporting structure enhances the airiness of the design, while the side walls are made from masonry brick. The huge and lively bas-relief art set on the outside walls is a piece by Jorge dos Anjos. It is deeply influenced by African art brought to Brasil during the time of the slave trades. His reliefs are energetic, poetic and elemental.

+ João Diniz Architects

Via Architizer

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  1. ghazi January 9, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Bookmarked*** Well! I found it the best Post that I have gone through. This is something really interesting. thanks For Sharing

  2. Barbara Dayrell January 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    This house is really great, I’ve known it since I was an architecture student in Brazil. But you should know the architect’s name is João Diniz, and not the english version John.

  3. joao diniz January 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    dear Andrew and Inhabitat, thanks a lot for this publication, let’s keep in touch, all the best, Joao Diniz

  4. Holcim Awards January 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Great use of recycled materials. It is also wonderful to see the design address solar orientation and make use of natural lighting and ventilation.

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