The latest project from design studio Arthur Casas, Casa (house) AL, is built in Joa, in the hills outside of Rio de Janeiro, and is fully integrated with its natural surroundings due to the choice of materials. Upon the owner’s request, stone, wood and glass have been used throughout. Each of the three floors has a self-contained ambiance: with the ground floor comprising living quarters for the gardener and maid as well as two guestrooms, the third floor the owner’s main bedroom and office, while the second floor, which opens out onto the pool deck and a magnificent ocean view, also houses’ the entrance. The interior décor is modern, very natural and the ocean views are highlighted in every room. On the whole the house looks really like a secluded paradise!