Gallery: Low-Impact Pinus House Takes Flight in a Brazilian Pine Forest

This Brazilian bungalow outside of Sao Palo in the Araucaria forest made the dream of a small mountain retreat a reality for a couple - and the stylish retreat has an extraordinarily low impact. The project was conceived by Architect André Eisenlohr, who has a knack for taking modest, often salvaged materials and turning them into poetic homes. The house is a mere 40 square meters inside, but the sweeping butterfly roof and front and back deck opens it up to the Floretal Park natural reserve below. The Pinus House is a clear example of the low-impact approach that rural homes can take to enhance rather than detract from the landscape by using materials and placement thoughtfully.

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  1. herbis October 26, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Fantástico e perspicaz seu projeto !
    Gostei tanto que o convido, caso queira, a tornar-se PARCEIRO em empreendimento hoteleiro na Serra da Canastra com modelos similares, um pouco menores, estilo lodge, sobre canyons e cachoeiras… numa área de 4 hectares… com dezenas de campos rupestres e desfiladeiros… herbisprofessor@!

  2. manuel prada vazquez October 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    me encantaria obtener los planos de araucaria forest. Saludos . manuel prada.

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