Situated within the rainforest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this modern home has views of the near by flowing river. The architect designed this 753 sq ft cabin with two giant stone walls, steel, glass and wood.
The cabin is slightly elevated off the ground which protects the home from the humid and rainy environment. The front wall is all glass with sliding door to a covered patio.
Centrally located in the home is the bathroom and closet which separates the kitchen/living/dining area from the sleeping space.
Enjoy the photos below.
Modern 753 Sq. Ft. Cabin in the Brazilian Rainforest
Images © Nelson Kon
Images © Nelson Kon
- Nelson Kon (photographer)
- Carla Juacaba (architect)
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Absolutely beautiful. The stone walls reminiscent of ancient Incan temples ties the dwelling to the history of place. The glass lets in the beauty of the natural surroundings while the modern design provides the safety of home. Love it!
Great concept! Design is very serene. I have some questions about
the kitchen space. I probably would design with fewer square footage.
Cannot image the price, but fun to imagine.
I like the floor plan and the modern decor. The windows are wonderful. If the location was such that you did not want so much exposure I think half walls and the top being windowed would be nice for the sleeping area. I like stone walls so this is attractive to me but if you didn’t like the stone certainly other building materials could be used.
I adore this house! I wonder though…looks like a wood burning chiminea in the kitchen. Is it? and if so, how does the smoke get out? I don’t see a flu/chiminea. I also don’t see a refrigator or anything like a closet. Perhaps there is closet space inside the bathroom. It would be nice to see that. Seems more like a short getaway retreat than a livingspace for those reasons. Still…it is so beautiful!
Laura – see picture #7 (I believe) and you’ll see that the closet space (which is really quite ample) is behind the bamboo doors.
my guess is the “chiminea” is like a pizza oven and it vents thru the stone to the back.
Very nice. It’s funny that this is considered modern these days, this is SO 70s. My fiancé and I built our tiny house in Waimea on the Big Island and have been living in it for about a year now and couldn’t be happier. Just got a nice Canon so will send some pics soon!
We’d love to see pics and possibly do a blog post for your new home. Email me here: [email protected] 🙂 Talk soon!
Too exposed. I’d need some privacy to feel safe or secure.
It’s pretty and all, but I look at all those open-walled spaces and can’t help but think of all the wildlife that might be happy to join you in your cozy rainforest retreat….bugs and skinks and snakes and goodness knows what else!
I would screen in the covered patio against insects, birds, and other wildlife that would want to share the space—that would be easy to do, and I would put in bamboo shades that unroll from the ceiling to floor for privacy. Otherwise, I love this house.
…if it was built somewhere else but the rainforest.
I’m loving your posts, Steve. 😀
Add some screens to keep mosquito out and blinds if you like to have privacy – that’s it.
I have a pang of ugh!, for the rainforest it’s such a shame… we are supposed to be of the age committed to conservation and wiser choices…mind I’m not saying this structure isn’t beautiful…I’m sure I’t can be beautiful in a thousand places …
Ditto, with solar panels for all power, and a little more privacy, please. Pretty is as pretty does.
Well said, Steve, well said.
All I can think is all those bugs and snakes crawling around this place…not for me!
Perfect! It looks like it grew right out of its surroundings.
Exotic and breathtakingly beautiful.
When you add the “modern” look to tiny houses, or just about anything for that matter, the place becomes very sterile and looks like an office environment. After a hard day at work at the “office”, who wants to come home to that again? That would be like punishment, not comfort.
This construction strongly reflects the style of the famous apartments of “Seagram Building” (1958), which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with Philip Johnson designed, specifically the arrangement of 360° around structural wall/wardrobe…element, so the path from the entrance with kitchen, dining, living space and sleeping area, everything in a circular way, and the panorama invests in all spaces. More fortunate corner accommodations. These two Great Architects, along with others, were the founders “Functionalism/Modernism / Minimalism”, an Architectural movement evidently very much imitated today, to theam
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In the rainforest?? Not for me.😒