This is house Varanda, a building located in Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. It belongs to the granddaughter of architect Sergio Bernandes. She wanted the house to be reminiscent of Casa Lota which het grandfather designed in 1950 so certain elements from that original project were incorporated into the new project (the ceilings for example).
There are also other challenges that the team had to overcome. For example, the client wanted to preserve the old trees on the site so the house had to be designed in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with the trees. The house occupies an area of 140 square meters on a site that measures 1,123 square meters.