Fernanda Marques has an incredible knack for creating warm, luxurious lofts in Brazil that are also paragons of green architecture. Clad and finished with recycled wood, this contemporary space fuses natural materials such as tree trunks and vines with stainless steel and glass in order to establish its harmony with nature. Featuring a breezy open plan and floor-to-ceiling windows that flood it with natural light during the day, this beautiful São Paulo home manages to maintain a low carbon footprint. With all of these gorgeous touches, we're definitely green with envy of the people who live here.
At 2,228 square feet, the home is fairly large, but Marques has done a fantastic job of making sure that this footprint is not destructive to the natural environment. Both the exterior paneling and interior finishings are comprised of recycled wood, as are many of the furnishings scattered throughout the home. New contemporary fixings such as the crazy stainless steel sculpture in the kitchen accentuate the natural materials while adding much needed storage space. Tall windows bring in all kinds of natural light and soft LED lighting further reduces the amount of energy required to run the house, which we are positively drooling over. Wouldn’t you agree?