The  Pinhão House

Designed by architects Mareines Arquitetura and Patalano Arquitetura, the pinhão house, located in brazil, draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape and its ARAUCARIA trees.

                        —By DTK Team

As Mareines and Patalano Arquitetura explain, the shape of the house mimics the “fallen PINHÃO, one of the many particles that form the fruit of the local ARAUCARIA trees.” The architects envision an organic and sinuous form for the design of the house — ramps rather than stairs, weaving and rounded sculptural contiguous spaces, a manipulation of space that works to emphasize the importance of the house’s sensorial experience. The house’s natural materials — wood, bricks, and stone – work to enhance the house’s organic motif, many of which were fabricated by the artisans of Campos de Jordão.

The entrance hall gives way, by a ramp, to a warmly lit living room with astonishing views. The house includes four suites, a home office with 180-degree view of the surrounding mountains, and indoor spa with a swimming pool and a sauna, and a wine cellar, just to mention a few of its impressive features. Cozy and warm, the large curved windows likewise unveil the beautiful natural landscape and allow for differences in heights between the interior spaces.


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*All photos by Leonardo Finotti.


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Written on: July 11, 2020