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Mirante’s House by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
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Mirante’s House is a renovation project brought about by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura in a swank neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian architect was challenged to connect all the spaces located throughout different floors and different heights, as the original design was too disjointed.

I love how the facade completely changes when the aluminum shutters are moved. They help control light and temperature on the interior.

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The focus was on the circulation of the house with a staircase installed in the entrance that’s made out of Saint Cecilia granite and weathering steel with glass banisters.

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The ground level is now the social area with the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom.

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The views!

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The house is built on a steep slope making the lower floors the private areas which feature seven master suites and a family room. The lowest floor boasts the outdoor area with a pool, a bathroom, and a mini kitchen.

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I love the built-in levels within the rooms which provide extra square footage.

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Photos by Filippo Bambergui and André Nazareth.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.