The concrete facade and the modern interior of a Brazilian house warmed by the exotic Cumaru wood essence
Did you like our articles on super modern architectural houses that make us dream? Well, if that’s the case, our editorial team still has an extraordinary project to present to you. Today, we will pay particular attention to the residence “Gulf House” whose concrete facade could not go unnoticed. The credit goes to the architectural firm Solange Càlio Arquitetos who has designed a masterpiece that has become a symbol of good taste and modern spirit. The house is located in Brazil and covers an area of 615 m². In addition, thanks to the generous wooden keys, it creates a meeting of heat and cold unequaled. Do not delay and immerse yourself in the comfort of the Gulf House.
Concrete facade in full harmony with the surrounding landscape
The initial concept of the project was to connect the interior with the garden and the pool. In other words, the architects aimed to create a connection between the two living spaces. And this was achieved thanks to the large picture windows inviting natural light to enter. Warmed by touches of wood, they energize the concrete facade. Stay with us since in the following paragraphs we will also consider the super modern interior.
The owners have decided to favor greenery outside which gives a boost to the outdoor area . In addition, it is essential to mention the generous use of two opposing materials: wood and concrete. By cutting one with the other, they create a meeting between heat and cold unequivocal.
This is an example of the perfect combination of these two materials. Blending completely with nature, the concrete facade is warmed by touches of Cumaru wood. The latter represents an exotic wood species well known in Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia. Renowned for its strong resistance, the Cumaru is super easy to maintain.
Inside, there is a very sophisticated travertine floor and a matching central island. The solid wood furniture warms the space while contributing to the welcoming atmosphere. The bay windows guarantee not only an interior bathed in light but also a superb view of the surrounding landscape.
Wood and concrete are also found in the contemporary living room to create a pleasant and warm atmosphere. As shown in the example above, this living space is full of modern elements such as designer lighting, wood and leather armchairs, wall charts infused with an artistic note and so on. In this vein, browse our gallery to find more inspiring images.
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* Architects: Solange Càlio Arquitetos
Photo credits: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio
Landscaping: Luciano Fiaschi – LF Paisagismo