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The Grid House

  • Posted by on August 3, 2010 in Architecture
  • We normally associate the grid with two-dimensional design, like print. With the Grid House, a home in Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil, Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Architects apply a structural grid to the third dimension. The Grid House was developed according to the topography of the land; it sits within a valley, providing privacy and protection from the elements. Because of high humidity in the valley, the house was built above the ground and placed on structural beams. Regional plants create a transitional zone between home, forest and field, helping this rigid structure sit nicely within the environment that surrounds it.

    (Via Yatzer)

    Photos: Ale Shneider


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