The lush green countryside of Brazil is an excellent place to make a home, especially when that home was designed to conform to the sloping landscape. House 4.16.3 is the name of this enchanting residence in the city of Erechim in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. Luciano Lerner Basso of Basso Engenharia, designed the cantilevered home, which tucks into the angled lot as though there is no other place on Earth it could be.
The architecture firm created a design that would require minimal, if any, grading of the land for building. To address the existing slope, the home was envisioned in multiple levels, with an elevated volume on concrete columns holding the main living space. The home’s overall footprint takes on a T-shape reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright that wraps around a serene pool and patio, which can be spotted from almost every room in the house.
Steering clear of major land grading is not the only eco-friendly feature of this beautiful home. The residence has a rainwater collection system as well as natural ventilation and lighting throughout. It relies on solar energy for heat and was constructed with double exterior walls that contain air chambers, insulating the interior and regulating temperatures. Double-glazed windows offer another boost to the home’s energy efficiency.
Via Design Milk
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