The Atlantic rainforest of Brazil is one of the last places where you would expect to find a home that is as unique and contemporary as the ARCA House designed by Atelier Marko Brajovic. The sustainable and planet-friendly house was designed to impact the landscape it sits in minimally even while offering all the necessary modern. The house has been crafted using a special alloy material called Galvalume that was created by combining carbon steel and aluminum with zinc. The material has been used to fashion a wonderful dome-like exterior that can tolerate the humid weather conditions even while keeping both construction and assembly costs down.
Thanks to the modular design of the home, it can be entirely assembled on a lot in no more than just a week and the special alloy exterior is combined with steel beams and wooden planks to create a comfortable family home. Each house like the ARCA can be easily disassembled when not required and the materials can be used down the line for the construction of a new home. This not only makes this eco-friendly residence affordable but ensures that wastage of materials is avoided completely.
Inside you have an open plan living area that can be also used for workshops and social gathering when needed. A smart kitchen, comfy bedroom and other public spaces complete this beautiful and efficient residence that combines form and functionality with eco-conscious design. [Photography: Victor Affaro]