This residence located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was completed a few years ago by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores. The goal was to create a union between the indoor and outdoor areas using a contemporary language. That language — being awesome — allowed them to create an expanded area for leisure activities that feels very much a part of the entire residence.

There are three main levels: the social areas (kitchen, living, dining) on the bottom floor and then the bedrooms and private areas on the top two. There are two sets of stairs (one for service) and an elevator. Using high ceilings to create large yet integated spaces, the home has good air flow and lots of natural sunlight. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t want to take a siesta out by that pool…

I’m also a big fan of the integrated landscaping.

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Residence in Brazil by Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores in architecture  Category

Project Name: Residence in Rio
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Completed: 2006
Total Constructed Area: 745 m2
Architect: Progetto Arquitetura & Interiores
Project’s Designers: Gisele Taranto, Izabela Lessa
Structure: Abilitá Projetos Estruturais Ltda.
Construction: Incasa Construções Ltda,
Photographer: Denílson Machado