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Camille Kurowsky, Brazil, green roof, green-roofed home, hot climate, energy efficient house, rustic house, ceramic tiles, outdoor barbeque, swimming pool, green terrace

The 248-square-meter house features a rustic ceramic tile floor, pizza oven, a green-roofed barbeque and a swimming pool on the terrace that overlooks the hilly Brazilian landscape. A solar heater supplies the house with warm water and completely eliminates the need for old electric showers. The entire interior is covered with a green roof which keeps it cool in the summer and contributes to the energy efficientperformance of the house.

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The relatively small space provides all the necessities for a comfortable daily life and looks like a perfect leisure home. The line between theopen-plan interiorand exterior spaces is blurred and the horizontal elements extend the space beyond its physical confines.

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Photos by Bruno Carvalho