Surrounded by the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Casa Terra mimics the rusty colors of the neighboring peaks with its own reddish hue. The home is laid out as a series of irregular interlocking volumes. These units are formed by rows of pigmented concrete extending out from a central walkway. Each pair of perpendicular walls is capped with a glazed facade, forming the individual rooms. Paired with the home's hilltop plot, these glass walls afford extensive views of the landscape while also opening out to multiple terraces. At the heart of the home is the main living area. Its oversized roof creates a massive outdoor veranda which leads to an expansive swimming pool.
Photos: Leonardo Finotti / Bernardes Arquitetura