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White Cube Vacation Home Zips Closed When Not in Use

Cube by Jose Kos 9 architecture

How to design a luxurious and large vacation home – that only gets use for a few months each year? It needs to be securely locked up when not in use.

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The architect, Jose Kos, makes use of one of the most industrial of solutions to zip it up when not in use – the roll up industry-sized garage door. Several huge rollup doors completely seal up the home like a gigantic warehouse.

Cube by Jose Kos 7 architecture

Sited near the city of Rio de Janeiro, the house sits on a hillside sculpted into flat lawns so the family’s children can play games.

Cube by Jose Kos 12 architecture

It is a perfect white cube, at 10 meters by 10 meters by 10 meters, perfectly proportioned.

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When the house is in use, there is no hint of the stark rollup garage doors.

It is simply a large and elegant architectural home set on a generous rolling flat lawn designed for the games of children.

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The transitional space shaded by a concrete pergola expands the dwelling spaces through the huge windows out to a sheltered two story porch area.

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Interior fittings are unadorned industrial steel to match the fold up doors.

Cube by Jose Kos 4 architecture

Similarly, the windows are framed in commercial window casements.

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With the three rollup doors up, there is no hint of a garage-like space within. But this entire space is enclosed when they are closed up.

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The interiors all are aligned facing the best view, towards the rising sun, making it easy to close up the house till next year.

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The entrance is marked by a bright green retaining wall, which links an existing rock to the upper site limit, celebrating the entry, while while separating the house from the rainy winds and the neighbors’ views.

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For ten months, between visits, the vacation home is closed up securely.

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2 Comments so far to “White Cube Vacation Home Zips Closed When Not in Use”
  1. Blinds UK Says:

    Amazing design with luxurious look….:)

  2. Vasiliki Says:

    It' s an amazing house! However, how do you get privacy without using the rollup doors? Thank you.

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