Weathered or Corten steel is such a powerful material which stands out whenever used in architecture or interior design. This house from Içara, Brazil is no exception. In fact, when studio ES Arquitetura designed it they fully embraced the unique look of Corten steel.
A beautiful green wall runs along the site and frames the beautiful house and its garden
They used in combination with exposed concrete for the exterior of the house and it looks wonderful. With time the steel will age and gain a unique patina and that will transform the house in an organic and natural way.
The Corten steel exterior give the house a very rich and powerful appearance
As far as the overall architecture and design of this place are concerned, the house is simple at the core. It’s structured into large volumes that overlap one another and that create big openings and transitional areas. The connection between the house and the garden is strong and beautifully emphasized by the vertical garden wall. Additionally, the house has a big two-car garage that features a green roof. The garage opens onto the street and marks the outermost boundary of the house.
The large open patio overlooks the pool and serves as a transitional space between the indoor and the outdoorThe entrance is nicely sheltered and framed by exposed concrete and lots of greenery
The living room has stylish wooden floors as well as a wooden ceiling with little lights embedded into it
The interior spaces are organized on two floors. The ground floor is where all the social areas are situated, like the living room, kitchen and dining area. The interior is big, bright and spacious and the connection to the outdoor is a seamless one thanks to the covered patio that functions as an extension of the living areas.
The Corten steel and exposed concrete are balanced out by the warmth of the wood and all the fresh and vibrant greenery
The upper floor in comparison houses all the private sections, namely the bedroom suites. Although they don’t have direct access to the beautiful garden or the pool area they do enjoy a great visual connection with these areas. Large windows fill them with sunlight and allow them to be naturally ventilated throughout the year.
at night, the outdoor lights softly shine onto the walls and create a magical ambianceThe ground floor extends outside onto a large patio and a wooden deck which frames the swimming poolThe site on which the house is built has a very gentle slopeThe green garden fences are a really beautiful and subtle way of enclosing the property for added privacy