Glass House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Located in a gated community in Brumadinho, the house is surrounded by nature. A huge effort was made in order to save as much of the existing trees and vegetation as possible.
The Glass House is a simple construction. The floor plan, succinct, takes advantage of every square meter and gives an impression of a much larger construction than it really is. The client’s desire who has adopted a minimalist lifestyle and loves gardening, nature and music was fulfilled.
The house consists of two 6x12m modules — maximum size of the steel bar — , a 3×12 m module, plus the balcony, this way we could avoid to waste material.
Metallic structure, aluminum window frames, glass, fair-faced concrete finish closing, technocement floor and porcelain tiles in the bathrooms defines the space and capture the surrounding landscape in its splendor.
It’s almost a tree house!

Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Applicant and authors of the project
Ângela Roldão Arquitetura
Brazilian office based in Belo Horizonte.
Ângela Roldão has a professional and academic experience both in Brazil and in Germany and has been working for over forthy years in the architecture and interior desing market.
The studio has projects in several cities in Brazil and also in other 7 countries. Our projects were published in many books and magazines all over the world.