Brazilian architect Rodrigo Simão has designed a house with a large scooped roof and circular swimming pool near Rio de Janeiro for himself and his family.
A huge curved metal structure forms the roof and is covered in hardwood floorboards on its underside, an asphalt blanket and then shingles on top. Glass walls reach to the tip of the curve, and in addition to offering expansive views from inside the house, the glazing around the two top levels reveals the varied assembly and construction from the exterior. These include white-painted steel pipes, which are filled with concrete to form structural columns, beams and board-marked concrete. Some of these concrete sections are used to hang artwork inside the house, while a half-height concrete wall on the ground floor backs the counter in the kitchen. It is fitted with a stove whose chimneys protrudes through the roof.
House in Samambaia has three levels: a mezzanine, ground floor and a basement. Sliding glass doors open the ground floor onto a deck, which is covered in seven-centimeter-thick wooden planks. Welpe’s wood-clad art studio is located on the other side of the deck, with a staircase that leads onto its rooftop. The living room, kitchen and dining room are arranged in an open plan on the ground level. White doors with wood frames enclose an office, and bedrooms are in the rear.
Simão continued the stripped-back aesthetic of the house through the interiors. A white metal stair with steps made from pink peroba, a wood native to Brazil, lead up to a mezzanine. A number of elements of the decor were also custom made for the project, including the wooden furniture, bathroom countertops and yellow lampshades. Simão also incorporated a number of recycled elements, like old doors and hardwood ladders. Take a look at this lovely home and enjoy the simple aesthetics and bright artworks!