Impressed by the site, we had as a challenge to build a rest house coexisting with the remarkable landscape. Gigantic “parota” trees, an extraordinary lagoon surrounded by jungle and a cool and airy weather that could be declared as one of the best climates in the world.
We had the task of making a rest house that could potentially lead the user to receive the maximum benefits of such a vast and magical place.
The construction has two areas: the entry, where the security area and water sports equipment storage are found. Inside, the house is interwoven between existing parota trees, generating a double relationship to them and to the lagoon landscape. The house unfolds itself into a \"T\" to embrace both landscapes.
An important aspect for this project, is that the house was worked using the “Loft” concept, in which areas are not delimited as in a regular house where spaces must keep their intimacy.
The house aims to push the structural elements away from the central space, so all glass doors can be hidden to achieve a large terrace without almost any vertical elements. This is accomplished by using a beam structure generating a “T” in the adverse form of the house and achieves not having any supports inside the house and generates 12m spams.
The house raises a huge wall above the west bounding the construction; its cover uses the green color from the landscape with a copper oxide ceramic that creates the feeling of the hill pouring on the cover of the house.