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House Tour: A Modern São Paulo Jungle Home

We all dream about a tropical escape, surrounded by wildlife and rich greenery. Today’s tour takes us straight into the jungles of São Paulo where a beautiful glass home finds its inspiration from Brazilian modernist architecture.

This residence is the vision of Charlotte Taylor and Nicholas Préaud who took their cues from the modernist architecture of Lina Bo Bardi to dream up these renderings of Casa Atibaia. Like a fantasy abode, Casa Atibaia is set amid the jungle, nestled amongst the forested banks of the Atibaia river.

This is the first collaborative project between Préaud, who is co-founder of 3D visualisation practice Ni.acki, and Taylor, who runs Maison de Sable, a studio that works with a range of visual artists to create fictional spaces.

The bold exterior comprises a white-concrete framework and expansive glass windows to make the most of the jungle scenery outside. Instead of lying directly on the forest floor, this home has been cleverly constructed and elevated by huge boulders which jut out from the terrain below.

However, instead of pilotis, this house would instead be elevated by huge jagged boulders that jut out from the terrain below.

A Serene Interior

Many of the bolders extend to the interior and have been incorporated into the house itself – in the form of bookcases, a bed headboard, or craggy plinths for displaying earth-tone vases. There is an evident connection to nature here – in a serene home.

In the living room, a curving cream-coloured sofa is accompanied by a couple of sloping armchairs and a floor lamp with a concertina-fold shade.

The rest of the furniture is a balance of modernist gems, antique pieces and more contemporary additions with the likes of Pierre Augustin Rose, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Chapo.

Wooden high-back chairs surround the stone breakfast island in the adjacent kitchen.

A gorgeous retreat from city life, this modern jungle home is a spectacle to behold!

Images: Charlotte Taylor x Nicholas Préaud. Original post and to read more  click here 


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