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A summerhouse is something that every individual wants and most of us need. It does not have to be expensive, flashy or fancy, for most of us. A chimney, a living room with a small kitchenette and one bedroom or two would make the perfect private summerhouse. All these flooded by natural light, fresh air and greenery at its best. A place where no one can hear you scream, where you can`t hear the cars revving or braking, just the simple murmur of the water and the wind blowing. What else would be there to add?
The Residência O.Z. is just that. Envisioned by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados and built in 2013, the small shelter is located 60 km away from São Paulo, Brazil. It serves as a summerhouse for short visits and it has a modular wooden structure isolated and wrapped in steel; it also features exposed concrete.
Throw a look into the interior design and you will notice that even though it accommodates everything that one would want or need it does not boast unnecessary luxury or flashy materials. Only through simplicity and equilibrium between colors, textures and immersive lighting is achieving the impeccable status. It requires unconditional respect for the way it treats the surroundings as well because all the functions have been inserted in a very small footprint, almost all the materials are recyclable and as you can see the owners are already planting more greenery around it.
Read more from the architects after the break.
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados are describing their masterpieces further on:
“This small summer house is located on a farm on the outskirts of Sao Roque, a town about 60km (37mi) from São Paulo.
Intended for short stays, the pavilion succinctly solves the program in two bedrooms and a living room with integrated kitchen, organized linearly allowing its openness to the views and the surrounding vegetation.
The house is built with exposed concrete and a modular wooden structure. The roof and facade cladding is made of metal tiles and a polystyrene filling for thermal protection.
The south façade, made entirely of glass, opens all interior areas to the view and extends them beyond the shell of metal tile with a large wooden roof.