A breathtaking beach house in Brazil great for a lavish indoor-outdoor lifestyle
This breathtaking beach house, entitled Casa TM, is located in a remote beach in Northeastern Brazil. The owners hired Studio Arthur Casas to design and build the house in a small part of their 6.000 square meters plot in order to have enough free space for their children’s and grandchildren’s future residences.
"This project is the juxtaposition of two simple volumes, with common areas in the ground floor and bedrooms in the first floor. In order to have a better view of the sea the house was lifted 1.20 meters above the plot. Wood was employed in most of the spaces to highlight the atmosphere of casualness proper to a beach house," explained Arthur Casas.
The structure. made of prestressed beams. has a large span of 18.5 meters, close to that of some bridges, reinforcing the integration with the horizontality of the landscape. The wooden volume of the first floor houses the bedrooms and is enveloped with folding doors that integrate them with a large terrace oriented towards the beach.
Glass doors completely slide inside the walls to achieve a seamless transition between interior and exterior. Achieving total fusion between interior and exterior is something the studio is particularly good at, with gorgeous examples such as the AL House and Casa ITU previously catching our attention and appreciation.
Unfortunately, the building process wasn’t as straightforward as initially planned, according to the architects: "The difficult access, particularly during rainy winters in the region, rendered more complex the building process. The transport of the prestressed beams and the glass doors imported from Portugal required particular attention to logistics."
Since the clients host many parties, the beach house’s layout was conceived to have various seating areas, such as the two large tables in the terrace made of wood trunks.
“Interior design aimed to dialogue with the great horizontal lines of architecture, with objects that seek organic and soft shapes,” explained the architects.
Furniture blends antiques bought in New York, such as the string chair, with Italian objects and millwork designed by the architecture studio. To avoid the action of corrosive sea air, the structure of the furniture was executed in stainless steel.
Landscape design by Renata Tilli aimed to create privacy for the family and connect the house to the beach through a sinuous path. Local species were mixed with plants adapted to the harsh climate.
The vegetation further enhances the lavish indoor-outdoor lifestyle look and feel of this breathtaking beach house in Northeastern Brazil.
Photography by: Leonardo Finotti