Project
Folding House

Category 
Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
Welcome to the Folding House. The core concept of this house is its seamless integration with the natural beauty of the surroundings, achieved through the use of organic materials. Offering panoramic 360-degree views, this house is designed to preserve both the scenic vistas and your privacy. Elevated above the lake on four V-shaped pillars, the main entrance features a curved ramp that mimics the gentle movement of the water. The entire house is adorned with folding panels called «mashrabiya», which can be opened to reveal the picturesque surroundings. Not only do these panels add a touch of elegance, but they also facilitate ventilation and allow natural light to permeate through their intricate patterns. Inside, you'll be greeted by a warm and cozy interior adorned with shades of gray, black, and wooden accents. Every piece of furniture has been carefully selected to harmonize with the overall concept of the house.

Location
Joanópolis, São Paulo, Brazil

Project design year
2023

Project website
https://www.bigtinyhouses.xyz/folding-house

Extra visual materials
https://youtu.be/HvWQixvq3Yc
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CuMsxwYoPfD/
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CureQBXPjG8/

Applicant and author of the project
Big Tiny Houses / Douglas Pinheiro de Moura, Brazilian architect with 8 years of experience in architecture, including architectural and interior designs for residential, commercial, and corporate spaces: "My main goal is to inspire! To show that you can think outside the box. Embrace your individuality and express it to the world because your home is more than just a roof and protection, it conveys and influences emotions. And the feeling we aim to evoke with each new house is originality.

Status of the project
Conceptual design

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