Year: 1995
Surface: 350m²
Location: Rio de Janeiro

The bird skeleton is adapted for flight

The “Bird House” is a Studio-Residence built in 1997 for a visual artist right in Tijuca Forest.

The idea was not only to entirely preserve the extremely diverse vegetation that surrounds it but also to make the vision of these specimens completely penetrate the inside of all areas.

The house used prefabrication techniques in steel and glass, so that no tree had to be cut down or even damaged. The roof’s shape allows 100% of the rainwater to be naturally harvested.

Photographer: Rachel Tanugi Ribas
Author: Ivo Mareines

Wave House

In the rolling of the sea