Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Residencia RR Sustainable Style in São Paulo

 

Just off the Brazilian coast in São Paulo, architect Andrade Morettin has created Residencia RR – a stunning summer abode nestled amidst the dense vegetation and semi-tropical, hot, humid climate of Itamambuca in the state’s north coast. Responding to the local environment, House RR is selectively protected from and open to the elements. Under a primary “shell” the home shelters from intense sun and rains but allows much desired natural cross-ventilation to permeate through living spaces. With prefabricated components and an elevated foundation, the construction sits lightly on its site with a low ecological impact.

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  1. flyng April 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Simple, yet beautifully paired with the surrounding nature. Reminds me of the Eames\’ house in California.

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    […] 5. Residencia RR. Just off the Brazilian coast in São Paulo, architect Andrade Morettin has created Residencia RR – a stunning summer abode nestled amidst the dense vegetation and semi-tropical, hot, humid climate of Itamambuca in the state’s north coast. Responding to the local environment, House RR is selectively protected from and open to the elements. Location: São Paulo, Brazil. Company: Andrade Morettin Arquitectos. Via Inhabitat. […]

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  5. mchrisman April 4, 2008 at 9:00 am

    A beautiful example of how prefab can work with the environment. Very little disturbance to the natural environment surrounding the home, which means home owners can enjoy their landscape immediately.

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