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Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside
Posted By Ana Lisa On June 19, 2012 @ 10:57 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment
Located on a corner plot in the Brazilian city of São Paulo is the Grecia House, a minimalist family home packed with lush greenery and natural light. Designed by local architects Isay Weinfeld, this beautiful modern house consists of four interconnected structural blocks built around centenarian trees. Located in the world's seventh largest city, the Grecia House provides a peaceful, contemplative space that exists in close contact with nature.
Although Grecia House’s entrance is covered with greenery, it’s hard to miss the bright, sunny door. While otherwise inconspicuous from the street, the home provides views of its pristine gardens and trees from all of its interior spaces. The outdoor wooden deck  was designed for the owner to entertain his large family and additional space can be provided if the sliding floor-to-ceiling windows  are opened.
The interior is minimal and light in design, featuring natural materials, Danish classics  and an enclosed patio areas full of plants. The original trees found on the plot were left in place and now they grow surrounded by the home’ s sleek architecture.
Tall palm and banana  trees create a tiny urban jungle in the middle of the Grecia House. A balcony completely covered in reddish wood planks overlooks a tranquil swimming pool that was designed using the original land depression. Grecia House provides a minimal oasis within São Paulo’ s busy life.
+ Isay Weinfeld 
Via Knstrct 
Photo © FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura / architectural photography
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 wooden deck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deck_(building)
 sliding floor-to-ceiling windows: http://inhabitat.com/sommerhaus-prefab-is-a-sophisticated-and-sustainable-retreat-for-lazy-summer-days/
 Danish classics: http://www.arne-jacobsen.com/en/arne-jacobsen.aspx
 grow surrounded by the home’: http://inhabitat.com/takeshi-hosakas-inside-out-house-has-trees-growing-inside/
 banana: http://inhabitat.com/bana1n-is-a-temporary-shelter-made-from-200-chiquita-banana-crates/
 São Paulo’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo
 + Isay Weinfeld: http://www.isayweinfeld.com/site/
 Knstrct: http://knstrct.com/2012/06/13/isay-weinfeld-designs-casa-grecia-sao-paulo/
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