A perfect marriage between nature and architecture

Architecture

24 JUL 2012

 

Many architects try to integrate nature into their structures. Some succeed, others don’t. The Brazilian architect, Isay Weinfeld, dominated the marriage of nature and architecture in the Casa Grecia, which houses an eco-system of 1,900 square meters. The Casa Grecia is located in Sao Paulo, in a plot with plenty of natural vegetation. The only visible part of the house is a small concrete structure with a bright yellow door.

Four structural binding blocks comprise the property. The blocks are covered with concrete stone slabs for the bedrooms, exposed concrete at the office, wooden planks in the entertainment areas and sandblasted concrete slabs in the dining areas.

The inclusion of plants helps keep the temperatures warm and creates an authentic feeling throughout the house.