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Vila Isabella / Brasil Arquitetura

  • 01:00 - 16 July, 2008
Vila Isabella / Brasil Arquitetura
Vila Isabella / Brasil Arquitetura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    10900 Hanko, Finland
  • Architects

    Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz, Cícero Ferraz Cruz, Anne Dieterich, Bruno Levi, Gabriel Grinspum, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra
  • Finnish Architecture Team

    Ville Niiranen and Mikko Kääriäinen
  • Digital Model

    Carlos Arellano
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. For us it is impossible to imagine modern Brazilian architecture without thinking about the strong influence of Finland in the form of the exceptional works of Alvar Aalto. When we consider our architectural origins, or our referential network, we come across structures, spatial concepts, constructional principles, use of materials and relationships with nature and urbanity, shared with Finnish architectural practice.

Brazil and Finland - ´Faraway, so close!´ - through the means of architecture.

Our proposal can be said to want to appear and disappear; it locates itself frankly and resolutely in the territory. At the same time, through its materiality which always keeps in mind the aspect of aging and weathering in the severe Finnish climates, it mimics the forest, camouflaged, yet never withdrawing itself completely. 

The building displays a personality of its own in between the bleak and untouched nature, without imposing itself onto her. Its integration into the landscape will be orchestrated according to the seasons, to varying light conditions and functional circumstances, and the experience of the materials, colours and structural elements will be transformed.

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Matt Wigham · October 04, 2010

Wow, I&#39m moving to Finland.

E · October 14, 2009

Beautiful project. The use of materials and integration into its landscape is highly commendable, this is not to mention its high level of detailing in joinery and fixtures.

Good Find :)

kiymenii · April 03, 2009

I’m addicted to your website, even if I don’t understand a single word of it.

Stan · July 17, 2008

This is really nice. I love how it integrates into nature.

MZ · July 17, 2008

Another great project and a beautiful post.

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