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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 Olhavaca house is subtly perched on a rural landscape. Its shape surrounds the top of the hill, where everything looks at the mountains in the distance. Wooden gates control privacy and the entry of the setting sun. 
Project name
Olhavaca House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
Tools used
SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
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 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
The mount house rests gently on the land, forming a pilotis. The place has a golf course as a backyard, and was designed as a field extension.
Project name
Mount House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
Tools used
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
At the Igapó house, the inspiration is the forest made of water, where it merges with the wells and the exuberant flora. The house plan spreads out into three arms that embrace different moments in the place. The water, the forest, and the view of the mountains.
Project name
Igapó House
Architecture firm
Tetro Arquitetura
Location
Nova Lima, Brazil
Tools used
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop