When designing a home in a country as verdant as Brazil, it’s important to retain a strong connection to nature. Obra Arquitetos does just that with LEnS House by creating an open design, unobstructed views of the beautiful Mantiqueira mountain range, and planting a suite of lush green plants throughout.
The house provides a contemplative and reflective space for a couple. Organized around a small patio, it unfolds across different levels providing views of the central open space through curved glass. The building’s dialogue with nature intensifies with height. The outdoor experience starts with the views of the patio, which features a host of plant species.
A staircase leads to a green roof, gradually opening up more expansive views of the surrounding landscape.
Photos by Nelson Kon