House Carrara is a family home by Studio [+] Valéria Montijo, whose design was inspired by the modernist tradition of the residence’s location: Brasilia, Brazil.
Created for a family who loves wood, concrete and cement, the spacious house optimizes indoor-outdoor flow with floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground level, which connect the living areas to a large pool and balcony built from unvarnished wood. The top storey combines an intimate home with a second large balcony which also serves as a solarium. A common architectural language of slatted wood and sliding panels and concrete walls give the home a distinctly brutalist feel, whist creating a comfortable atmosphere. “Out of [the clients’] dream,” say the architects, “the house has formed its shape with a clear and objective volume, intentionally creating integrated spaces allying functionality to the modernism required by the city and the family’s daily life.”