The thought of swimming with the fishes is a rather grim one but not if you’re living in this particular house. The OF House is located in Joaquim Egídio, in Brazil and was designed and built by Studio Otto Felix in 2016. It has an L-shaped floor plan organized into two blocks, one which is private and one dedicated to social activities. It features a galvanized steel structure covered with panels so there are no bricks or concrete involved in the project and instead the architect chose to use natural materials such as wood and stone to create a very welcoming and cozy vibe throughout the property.
The garden is framed by a stone wall has a pond which makes it seem as if the house is floating above water and there are fish swimming through the vegetation and the decorative stone blocks. The water is perfectly safe to swim in and the experience is a very special one. The interior of the house is divided into two main zones, one of which is an open plan living room, dining area and kitchen combo surrounded glass and open to the garden. This design allows lots of natural light to enter the space and also brings nature into the living room in a rather creative manner. What’s particularly lovely about this design is that even though it’s so open to the outdoors it also feels very warm and cozy. The reading corner is a particular good example which reflects that.