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Unusual Tropical House Design – Leaf House in Brazil

Fri, Feb 12, 2010 | Dream home designs, Tropical home designs | By Mike

Leaf house is designed by Mareines and Patalano Arquitetura and located near Rio de Janeiro on a beautiful little beach with amazing blue water. Its design is inspired by Brazil’s Indian architecture which is perfectely suited for the hot and humid climate. The roof that reminds a flower acts as a big leaf that protects from the sun all the enclosed spaces of the house. The house is perfect for social gatherings and parties because of its comfortable verandas and open spaces in between rooms. The open layout also takes advantage of trade winds that blow in from the sea, providing natural ventilation and passive cooling. There are no corridors and inside and outside are almost fused. Rain water is harvested from the roof for re-use. With its natural finishes, organic aesthetics and richness of details, the house is in harmony with the exuberant brazilian nature. It’s an cool example of how tropical beach house could be connected to nature. [Mareines and Patalano Arquitetura | Photos by Leonardo Finotti & Pedro Lobo]

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  1. me Says:

    wow!! my dream family house…amazing…is it up 4 rent?

  2. AWED Says:

    Awesome!! Ive been researching tropical houses for my island in the pacific this has been the closest to what I’ve got in mind- lovin all of it!!!

  3. Guido Bendicion Says:

    Very unique

  4. Guido Bendicion Says:

    Very unique,and one of each kind

  5. Dheeraj Kumar Says:

    can some one plz mail me the details of this house….. timber joints, foundation, flooring, wall paneling, wall partitions, mainly roof….etc plz plz plz

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