Just off the main house on a property in Brazil, concrete gets fancy for this swanky poolside annex. The Casa Elache is constructed from board-form concrete and glass. Left exposed to the interior, the concrete creates a unique texture, offset by the warmth of Italian walnut panels. The space is comprised of a living area, dining room, and kitchen. Its linear layout runs parallel to the adjacent indoor swimming pool. Encased in sliding glass panels, the room opens to the outdoors, granting direct access to the pool. On the opposite side, a covered terrace offers a place to enjoy views of the garden or take in the night's sky through a gap in the canopy above.
Photos: Fernando Zequinão / Elmor Arquitetura