Replacing the traditional view of the landscape outside the lowered rooftop garden becomes an integral part of the open plan living space on the second level of the house. This also allows the homeowners to keep an eye on the little ones as they spend time on the rooftop terrace even while letting in a healthy dose of natural light.
Specially crafted green zones with glass walls enliven various rooms of this wonderful and soothing house allowing the homeowners to escape the rush of a fast-paced urban lifestyle. And it is barely a surprise that life here is more about the outdoors than the luxurious interior!
Large windows a remnant of the industrial heritage of the building bring in a flood of natural light giving the open living area kitchen and dining space a cheerful and breezy appeal. While the living space has an air of urban contemporary elegance it is the kitchen that adds the distinct industrial flavor with its stainless steel sink workstation and other metallic elements.
Designing an urban home that moves away from the mundane and finds that ideal balance between modernity and proximity to nature is a hard task at the best of times. It definitely is far easier to accomplish in homes surrounded by a lush green landscape as the view outside provides the necessary green goodness.
While the name of the house might be a bit misleading (at this is definitely not a little home by any stretch of the imagination) it still is a makeover that makes clever use of every inch of square footage on offer.
We adore architects that turn the challenges born out of topography into unique opportunities to showcase their creative brilliance. Nestled on a leafy 700-square-meter site in the by Forte Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos does precisely the same as it uses an open-air glassy pavilion to connect the interior with the outdoors even as a stunning concrete monolith offers both ample privacy and visual contrast.
The connection with water at the seems all too natural with the backyard of this luxurious home opening up towards a lovely canal adding to the brilliant natural landscape that overwhelms you with its beauty.