The amazingly luscious environment of a rain forest is the location for this fabulous modern summer house. ‘Sporangia House’ was built specifically to take full advantage of the exotic sights and sounds of the surrounding natural environment.
This modern summer house was designed by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados. This is a sensitive build and has been thoughtfully planned to take up only a compact area of the forest floor. To ensure that the modern summer house was as spacious as possible it has been developed vertically. The house extends over three platforms allowing room for separate suites for the owners and each of their three sons, with an additional area for guests. The dramatic aspect of this design is that many of the rooms are actually at the same level as the tree tops. The main open plan living rooms are on the raised concrete middle level. These enjoy instant access to fabulous outdoor areas for social activities and recreation including a luxurious swimming pool. The modern summer house’s service areas and housekeeper’s accommodation are conveniently located at ground level.
The more private rooms in the house are tucked away behind opaque panels so that the modern summer house is screened from the road. The open aspects are very generously glazed for the occupants to enjoy views of the forest from their individual bedroom suites. Massive sliding glass panel doors open fully onto a shared veranda therefore, fully uniting interior and exterior areas
The upper level of the modern summer house creates a convenient shadow over the leisure area on the middle floor. This provides welcome cooling shade from times of intense sunlight. Full views of the wonderful forest can be enjoyed from all sides of this level as the only barriers are huge sliding glass panels, The integration of interior living spaces and exterior areas is optimal at this point.
There is an interesting semi industrial appearance to the modern summer house which has been stylishly incorporated into the interior design scheme. The metal skeleton of the construction places emphasis on linear elements giving the building an exceptionally open and light appeal. Inside, metal girders have been left exposed and painted a bright mid blue ,adding an energetic flash of color to the chiefly white and black color scheme. The slim metal framework has been united with both concrete supports and wooden structural elements and features. This lively juxtaposition of materials ensures that the design of the modern summer house matches the vibrancy of the surrounding rain forest.