Xingu House

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
The Xingu House is set in a huge and complex site, with stone walls remaining from an old building, native forests, grassy plateaus and spectacular views of the mountains. There is even a cave, where the winery and cheesemaking will be. The shape of the house is an answer to all these peculiarities. The back embraces the jungle, while the front hangs over water mirrors towards the view.
The project is the result of extensive research on design that sough an answer to all of these site characteristics. The new elements were implemented as shiny pieces that contrast with the rusticity of the walls and existing nature on the grounds. Nature itself is incorporated into the house in a poetic way through the dilution of the boundaries between interior and exterior.

Estancia Serrana, Cardeal street, Nova Lima, Brazil 

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Applicant and authors of the project
Located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tetro Arquitetura is formed by architects Carlos Maia, Débora Mendes and Igor Macedo. The office's professional practice is based on the careful study of the premises and conditions presented by the location and the client, always seeking for a unique and irreplicable solution to each project. Fundamentals such as the integration with nature, the use of apparent materials and the exploration of empty spaces are characteristics that permeate all the work.