São Chico Private Retreat by Studio Paralelo

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With its lookouts and perfectly framed views of the surrounding forest, São Chico Private Retreat successfully envelopes its residents in a peaceful and reenergizing calm. Design by Studio Paralelo, the residence is formed by the intersection of two rectangular volumes, one clad in a metallic façade while the other a wooden one. The former of these two represents the private space, which includes a quiet bedroom in white, while the latter represents the shared space, which features greater transparency through glazing and an open floor plan. As a result of the intersection, a nook for a patio is created, upon which two lounge chairs offer a fantastic place for rejuvenation of the mind and a chance to reconnect with nature. Photography © Eduardo Aigner

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Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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