Forest House In Horizonte / David Guerra

© Jomar Bragança

Architects: David Guerra Architecture And Interior
Location: Horizonte, Mina Gerais, Brazil
Project area: 500 sqm
Project year: 2005
Photographs: Jomar Bragança

© Jomar Bragança

The project was designed by Architecture and Interior in a condominium next to Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, for a couple with one son. The total construction area of the house is 500m² and the site area 22.000 m².

The house over the native forest combines the nature with the contemporary vision. The furniture includes classics and present designers creating a snugness atmosphere.

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The living room, the dinner room, the verandas, the pool, the sauna, the bathroom and the landscape are developed around the kitchen that is the center of the house. All together works as big area of sociability.

© Jomar Bragança

On the first floor there is also an area with two rooms and a wardrobe. The master suite with its office, closet, bathroom and terrace achieves the privacy on the second floor. The guest “apartment” with its bedroom, bathroom and living room has an independent access. The house also has an acclimated wine cellar, a garage, a laundry and a maid’s room.

© Jomar Bragança

Other highlight is the color of the house, the vibrant red in contrast with the forest green. The of the structure, floor, ceiling, windows, doors and the furniture was made by a carpenter that worked with Zanine Caldas, a famous carpenter in Brazil. The big glass wall allows the landscape turns the scenery of the house. The one slope simple roof is remarkable for the architecture with its levels and its volume change. The architect has done the house and the interior project as well as the design of the furniture.

Cite: "Forest House In Horizonte / David Guerra" 21 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Allan

    Good home, warm, interesting. Perfect.