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Originality and Wit in Tropical Condominium Design

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A perfect handkerchief lawn of a green roof frames the sea.

Perfection, right?

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But I’ll bet you’ve never seen a “green roof” so brazenly stated!

Underneath it, there’s nothing but air. No pretense of an earth-connected dwelling. Very witty.

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Instead, a vast open cube of an urbane living room soars up under the green roof.

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Studio Arthur Casas’ Condominiums Baleia in Sao Paulo marry originality to condo design.

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The condominiums overlook the ocean on Brazil’s gorgeous sea coast.

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It’s basically a huge living room cube volume of open air, offset by a smaller bedroom upstairs.

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Looking through the living room, behind a courtyard, is a glimpse of the kitchen and dining room.

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In a typical move for this architect, the proportion of the living room is a soaring cube shape.

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This gigantic height appropriates a huge slice of sky, maximising the impact of a sea view.

But notice how the ceiling is lowered to a normal height on the left.

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In the lowered section of the living room under the bedroom, an intimate fireplace makes for a relaxing setting.

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There is an unresolved mystery in this architecture.

Looking back towards the dining room courtyard, notice these three enormous expanses of windows:

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Now looking the other way at that side, those enormous windows are gone.

Such huge windows could not have been slid to one side, surely?

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It is true that this confident and efficient design speaks of the firm’s considerable commercial experience.

Perhaps there is a mechanical means to sliding twenty-foot high windows.

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Up the well made stairs, a bedroom also overlooks the stunning view.

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Each condominium has everything you need for the perfect vacation.

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Repeated on down the line.

When a design works so well, why not do it over and over again?

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One comment so far to “Originality and Wit in Tropical Condominium Design”
  1. Bob Lee Says:

    where can I purchase this prints (plan set)

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