This green-roofed terraced house, designed by architect Camille Kurowsky, was conceived for the hot and humid climate of Brazil. Thanks to its green roof and a pergola built from discarded building materials, the interior space of the building is up to 7-degrees Celsius cooler in the summer, which results in significant savings in electricity consumption.
The 248-square-meter house features a rustic ceramic tile floor, pizza oven, a green-roofed barbeque and a swimming pool on the terrace that overlooks the hilly Brazilian landscape. A solar heater supplies the house with warm water and completely eliminates the need for old electric showers. The entire interior is covered with a green roof which keeps it cool in the summer and contributes to the energy efficient performance of the house.
The relatively small space provides all the necessities for a comfortable daily life and looks like a perfect leisure home. The line between the open-plan interior and exterior spaces is blurred and the horizontal elements extend the space beyond its physical confines.
Photos by Bruno Carvalho