Casa Guapuruvu

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
The Guapuruvu House is a contemporary retreat nestled in the mountains of the Brazilian cerrado, born from a quest for a harmonious connection with the surrounding nature. Its contemporary design draws inspiration from natural elements such as wood and bamboo, creating a bold yet inviting atmosphere. Its curved slabs, intertwining in a play of sinuous shapes, evoke the mountains framing the region. Each external railing is thoughtfully landscaped, embracing the typical vegetation of the area and fostering an ambiance of privacy and tranquility.
The house also embraces a tree that takes center stage in both the master suite and the social area. Moreover, a terrace provides a space to gaze at the stars and admire the stunning landscape that extends beyond the property boundaries. Every architectural element has been meticulously conceived to foster an intimate connection with the surrounding natural environment. This fosters a profound bond between humans and nature.

Brumadinho city, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Project design year

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Applicant and authors of the project
Makaíba Estúdio: «We are a contemporary architecture firm, that celebrate the abundant nature of our country through seamless integration with the built environment. Here, each project is distinctive, featuring sustainable solutions and meticulous attention to details, materials, and finishes. We employ cutting-edge technologies for data collection and analysis, in the pursuit of creating houses that are harmoniously entwined with nature.»
Daniel Gomes;
Felipe Melo;
Marina de Freitas.


Other participants
Interior design - Mariana Araújo.
Interns - Bruna Ferrian, Paulo Vitor.
Images by Eliabe dos Santos

Status of the project
Conceptual design