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We sat in this place, on mountain top, and enjoyed the scenery. We felt the blowing wind and wondered how the wind could design the house. From there, we created a creative process to try to find out.
Project name
Casa ao vento
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
A place immersed in lush Atlantic Rainforest nature. A terrain filled with large leafy trees, foliage, shrubs, birds and wild animals. A challenging topography with a steep slope, characteristic of the Nova Lima region in Minas Gerais. This is the place where Casa Açucena is inserted.
Project name
Açucena House (Casa Açucena)
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Rua dos Jacarandás, 1012 - Jardins de Petrópolis - Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photography
Jomar Bragança
The Aerada house is in a boiling hot place. Its facades work like ceramic radiators, which on the one hand disperse heat and shade its interior, and on the other allow the breeze and light to enter. Something in between the open and the closed.
Project name
Aerada House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Tools used
Lumion
At the trail house, it is necessary to walk 400 m into the forest to find it. A winding brick wall integrates the place creating nooks. From baroque to contemporary. Nature and finally art.
Project name
Trail house
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
Tools used
SketchUp, Lumion
The farmhouse is located in a thermal waters area. The house blends in with nature, and is part of it. The built space is combined with the natural space in continuity.
Project name
Farmhouse
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Catargo, Costa Rica
Tools used
SketchUp, Lumion
The 7 Patios House is located in a private condominium in Nova Lima, Brazil. The site has a slight slope, no vegetation, and is located close to the condominium limits. Right outside this limit is a highway. The noise from cars can be heard from inside the land. Right in front of the land, across the highway, a factory can be seen, so the best view...
Project name
7 Pátios House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photography
Gustavo Xavier
This house, set on a steep slope covered with typical Brazilian savanna vegetation, is located in front of a preserved area facing mountain views. Its location strategy, longitudinal to the terrain’s contour lines, is defined by the extensive cover concrete slab, which is fluidly inserted according to the specific needs of the program and the terra...
Project name
Inclined Slab House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
Photography
Jomar Bragança, Augusto Custódio
In the Seriema house, a winding wall divides two opposite spaces; the sun and the shade, mountain and groove, social and intimate, gaping and hidden, explicit and enigmatic.
Project name
Seriema House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Brumadinho, Brazil
Tools used
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop