Brazil, Sao Paulo, Studio Arthur Casas, Arthur Casas, Quinta da Baronesa, recycled materials, recycled bricks, solar gain, natural materials, Cumaru, green materials, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, green roof

Bricks salvaged from a demolition project were used as the main building material for this project. Adding to its sustainability, the designers chose Cumaru hardwoods to give the house a natural, minimalist finish. Long narrow windows flood the interior with daylight, reducing the project’s overall energy load, while open terraces and horizontal louvers provide plenty of shade and mitigate¬†excess solar gain.

While we don’t necessarily promote having second homes, if it is already a common practice among Brazilian families (and elsewhere), it may as well be done sustainably like the Quinta da Baronesa.

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