Boasting a roomy floor plan of over 4300 sq. ft. and built with as little environment footprint as possible, the Iporanga House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, appears to be almost one with the nature in which it is planted. Strong reliance on glass throughout means the residents have breathtaking views of the surrounding forest. The architects for the project, Nitsche Arquitetos Associados, integrated aesthetics with strength, building the house around concrete columns and steel beams. Though glass is a strong component throughout, ample privacy is afforded in its design, which is perfect considering the floor plan includes space for the owners, their three children, as well as an additional guest suite.
You Can’t See the House through the Trees