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C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

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São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects: Studio MK27
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vitra, Antiquário Artemobilia, Dpot, Micasa, Punto, +2

House in Serra do Cipó / TETRO Arquitetura

© Jomar Bragança© Jomar Bragança© Jomar Bragança© Jomar Bragança+ 34

  • Architects: TETRO Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4370 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aludesign, Artpedras, Esmad, Marcenaria Conceito / Florense / Cook Cozinhas, Neder Coberturas, +5

Brazilian Houses: 9 Examples of Residential Vernacular Architecture

Wattle and daub house. Image © Pedro Levorin
Wattle and daub house. Image © Pedro Levorin

The regional expressions of a country’s culture are vital in helping us understand the relation between context and specific conditions of social manifestations. These nuances and singularities inside the realm of construction are translated into what can be called vernacular architecture. Although it has always existed, this universe of local exemplars of architecture with their particular materials, techniques and regional constructive solutions came to be well studied in the second half of the twentieth century in Brazil, in a project that traced national architecture history, headed by Lucio Costa.

Residence Guan / V2 Design

  • Architects: V2 Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: 侨辉建材, 俄罗斯松木, 多乐士

Brazilian Houses: 20 Examples of Wood Design

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Wood is one of the oldest building materials used in architecture. Versatile, it can be used in structural solutions, coatings, partitions, fittings and, very often, in furniture. Another quality of the material is its sustainability - if well managed during planting, cutting, and treatment processes, it can be considered renewable and low carbon, adding value to the completed building.

Smart Solution for Compact Living: Tiny Apartments, High Design

How can a small 420 square foot apartment transform into eight comfortable rooms?  It takes smart design solutions that incorporates modulation and interior planning that conforms to everyday needs in an increasingly competitive environment of living space.  Founder of Treehugger.com, Graham Hill takes the viewer on a tour of his "Life Edited" apartment that provides a sustainable living solution to compact apartments in urban environments like New York City.  This apartment provides all the amenities necessary with some additional effort of converting rooms to fit everyday needs.  Interested in seeing this apartment transform into a living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room and guest room? Join us after the break to find out.