This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes

This Breezy Brazilian Home Oozes Tropical Vibes

By Erin V. Mahoney
OF House by Studio Otto Felix celebrates natural materials and indoor/outdoor living outside the city of Campinas.

Completed in 2016, the 410-square-meter OF House by São Paulo–based Studio Otto Felix is a study in balance. A rich material palette of stone and wood blends elegance with simplicity, while moveable glass walls blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces.

Designed with entertaining in mind, the home’s primary kitchen and dining areas spill out into the lush, surrounding nature while slatted wood doors conceal additional living and dining areas, as well as a master suite and guest quarters.  

Slatted wood folding doors divide the public and private areas to create visual separation without compromising the home’s inherent openness.

"The idea was to translate the cosmopolitan life [and integrate] spaces, ideal to welcome people over," explains principal architect Otto Felix. "Besides that, we decided to add a modern atmosphere which values nature."

Interior designer Tici Andriani sourced furnishings from Casual Móveis. Galeria Eduardo Fernandes curated the home's extensive artwork.

Beyond the living room and deck, a natural pool filled with koi fish serves as a unique focal point for the tropical garden. 

Moveable glass walls allow the home to open completely to the garden.

The home appears to float above the natural pool, adding an element of whimsy.

 Bright white walls and warm wood details provide the perfect backdrop for an array of colorful furnishings. 

 In a separate wing, the residents enjoy a private TV room and dining area.

Studio Otto Felix opted for a Light Steel Frame system to minimize site impact and eliminate the need for concrete or bricks.

See more incredible homes in Brazil, like this indoor/outdoor residence constructed around a tree, or this glass-and-steel home inspired by Mies van der Rohe.

Project Credits: 

Architect of Record: Studio Otto Felix (@ottofelix)
Interior Design: Tici Andriani
Landscape Design: Daniel Nunes Paisagismo
Biological Pool: Genesis Ecossistemas
Woodwork: Terra Conttemporânea
Lighting: Vertz Iluminação
Marble: Pedra Grande Marmoraria
Furnishings: Casual Móveis
Floors and Coverings: Unique Revestimentos
Basins and Faucets: Deca, Docol
Frames: Excellent Esquadrias
Artwork: Galeria Eduardo Fernandes  

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