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LA House: Cantilevered Brilliance Wrapped in Concrete and Wood

Finding design solutions to make most of a lot that is irregular in shape, the LA House in Londrina, Brazil, utilizes an innovative concrete box draped in wood to create a contemporary living environment for a young couple. Crafted by Studio Guilherme Torres, the modern home is located on the highest point of a condominium project and its innovative design makes most of the view on offer even while ensuring complete privacy. With wood and concrete shaping both the exterior and the interior of the home, the architects relied on simplicity of materials, smart ergonomics and modern minimalism to fashion a spacious and cheerful interior.

Street facade of the LA House in Brazil LA House: Cantilevered Brilliance Wrapped in Concrete and Wood
Street facade of the LA House in Brazil

The street façade of the LA House was built to keep out prying eyes with the rear opening towards the garden and pool area. Large, swiveling glass doors usher in ample natural light and ventilation with the double-height, central living area become the fulcrum of all activity. Modular seating coupled with comfy contemporary décor defines this area with a kitchen in black and yellow next to it. The top level holds the master bedroom along with an additional hall, home office and other private spaces.

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Cantilevered top level box covered in cumaru wood
Custom design of the central wooden box adds to the uniqueness of the home
Swiveling glass doors bring in natural light
Central double height living area with ample lighting
Spacious lower level living area with modular seating
Comfy couch in gray with tripod floor lamp next to it
Round coffee table in wood with low-slung style

Color is used carefully inside this contemporary home with hollow concrete elements, large windows and sliding glass doors bringing the outdoors inside. Refined and relaxing, this Brazilian residence moves away from the mundane! [Photography: MCA Estúdio]

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Custom wooden chairs combine comfort with textural beauty
Dashing dining area and kitchen of contemporary Brazilian home
Kitchen shelves in black along with dark dining table inside the LA House
Black brings sophistication and modernity to the contemporary kitchen
Snazzy bedroom in black, white and red
View of the landscape around the LA House

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