A Home in Brazil Is Partially Climate Controlled by Its Lush Plants

A wall of French accordion doors brings in fresh breezes while flora inside and out buffers the interiors from humidity and heat.

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Project Details:

Location: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Architect: Cacau Ribeiro Interiores / @cacauribeirointeriores

Footprint: 850 square feet

General Contractor: Pallas Engenharia

Landscape Design: Rodrigo Oliveira Paisagismo / @rodrigooliveira_paisagismo

Lighting Design: Lucenera / @lucenera_atelier

Interior Design: Augusta Design / @augustaloja

Sound Engineer: Automundi /@automundi

Photographer: Felipe Araujo

From the Architect: "The Essential Loft was created for the CASACOR 2019 [design showcase] and its purpose was to offer a living area for the family to share happy moments. It was made to be comfortable, meaningful, and warm.

"Among the carpentry solutions there were big wooden frames forming shelves that let the natural light and garden into the room and French accordion doors handmade with treenails. In the kitchen we chose to replace cupboards with hooks exhibiting charming utensils and design pieces. For the nature admirers, the space also has a botanical studio, where plants from different species help to control the air humidity and temperature. Each element of the home adds to the harmony of the family living space."

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