The AN House is a perfect example of a case where the right selection of materials impacts the design just right and where simplicity is given a glamorous and luxurious twist. This is a family home designed by Studio Guilherme Torres in 2013. It’s located in Maringa, Brasil and it’s organized into three sections. Two of the zones are situated downstairs and the third one forms the upstairs area.
The house’s exterior walls are coated with stones, with tropical plants growing in the gaps between them, using a special irrigation system designed for this very purpose. The materials used throughout are simple and pure and they complement each other very well. stone, concrete, wood and marble are featured inside the house as well as in the outdoor spaces in various different combinations.
Inside the house, large and open spaces are preferred and this type of layout is a response to the usually hot weather most of the year in this area. A recreation area is linked to an open kitchen and a home theater and in addition to that the house also includes a separate living space and two dining areas.
We love the use of marble both in the kitchen and in the dining area. It adds a touch of elegance and class to the decor without interfering with its simplicity and carefully-selected palette of colors, patterns and textures.
Another very cool and beautiful feature is the series of brise soleil sections, the most exquisite one of all being this corridor entirely framed in wood. Light and shadow create striking patterns and beautiful visual effects.
You can see here the wall of stones and greenery that we mentioned before. It becomes a wonderful feature for this dining area, bringing in a very fresh vibe and adding color to the decor while also coordinating nicely with the palette of colors and materials used inside the house as well.