Rammed earth wood metal steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison.
Finding refuge in nature is increasingly becoming the most preferred way forward when it comes to design of suburban homes. Nestled on a secluded lot in Brazil and overlooking river Arroio Pelotas this cantilevered contemporary home gleefully embraces the landscape around it.
It is horizontal wooden strips slate zinc and glass that shape the exterior of Villa P. Look inside and you will find concrete playing a major role as it fashions a minimal modern backdrop that allows the décor to standout visually.
A double height living room aids in climate control inside the riverside residence while glass windows sliding doors and skylights bring in natural light. Bedrooms sit on the second floor and overlook the rear garden the distant river and the scenery beyond.
Sitting on small clearing and surrounded by trees on all sides the gorgeous getaway is almost invisible from a distance. Overall form the Hidden Pavilion is dictated largely by the natural elements that surround it as the terraces and upper level inclination were specifically crafted keeping in mind future growth of oak trees around the retreat.
Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.