Designed as an annex to an existing residence, Casa Cor in Belo Horizonte, Brazil is a rectangular box structure nestled into its setting of organic nature. Created by local architect Pedro Lázaro, this modern dream home engages with the imaginative way its interiors beautifully mesh with the outdoor environ.
Rustic wood, concrete and glass envelop the small building which is embraced by 2 elongated glazed walls and a large deck terrace with welded walls of thick steel which translate into the interior walls as well. With the sloped setting, this new dwelling is raised on a criss-cross steel support system which allows it to gently nestle into its natural topography.
A wide timber trim wraps the roofline of the home which connects internally with the ceilings of the same earthy material clad with 2 rows of square-shaped recessed lighting. Set opposite the smooth concrete floor tiles, this home represents a graceful balance of raw elements. The vistas of lush, tropical foliage and mature tree-scape is stunning. Walls of concrete and steel share space with mossy green drapery which becomes optional for privacy.
A neutral palette of brown, grey, ecru and green lends such a warm, inviting vibe, never mind a seamless connection with the earthy elements just outside. The single-room addition features modern minimalist furnishings in a blend of leather, fabric, wood and metal, with layered textures such as the pebbled accent rug adding a dimensional allure.
Abstract ar2rk is hung or rests casually against a wall, while a mounted ladder-to-nowhere cascades freely from the ceiling into the space, adding a touch of whimsy. A custom wood shelf floats against a wall, featuring a reverse-tone cobalt and wood ribbon–simply beautiful!
Casa Cor is a small modern dream home resounding with a rustic elegance and a definitive relationship to nature.
Posted by Suzanne at 6 November, 2013
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