The Entreparotas house is a unique living project that aims to provide an immersive experience with nature. The site was carefully selected to showcase the existing flora and a small stream, which adds to the ambiance. The lush tropical vegetation creates a jungle-like environment, highlighted by prominent parota and fig trees, making the design concept feasible.
The house was designed with concrete structures that blended perfectly with the natural surroundings of the site. The placement of these structures was carefully thought out to create a network of paths for people to explore and enjoy. These paths also provide ample space for plants to grow, adding to the overall beauty of the house. Overall, the design of the house encourages people to discover its many unique features and appreciate the natural landscape.
The materials chosen for this project incorporate natural tones and earthy colors, capturing the essence of a forgotten ruin deep in the heart of the jungle. The architecture takes a backseat to highlight and celebrate the beauty of the surrounding nature, while also gracefully aging alongside it for a truly authentic feel.
The house is constantly surrounded by natural elements such as light, wind, and rain. To make the most of this, the building has large windows from floor to ceiling that allow small gardens to be visible and embraced by the house.
The lower level of the house is where all the action happens. The living and dining areas are seamlessly connected and feature a lofty two-story ceiling that creates an illusion of a crystal box that blends the indoors with the outdoors. This allows for plenty of natural light to flow through the space, making it bright and inviting. To move between the different levels, the stairs are designed to be visually appealing and fun to use, with a terrace that awaits at the top.
The final addition to the program is unique compared to the other areas of the house as it is surrounded by water bodies that offer a more intimate experience with the garden. It also features a rooftop area which can be accessed through a lightly structured staircase for a picturesque view. The upper level is reserved for the most private areas of the house. The central staircase highlights the importance of natural light and connects seamlessly with the surroundings. Walking down an elongated corridor, one can appreciate the double height of the ground floor, leading to the distribution of the bedrooms.