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The spectacular Leaf House was designed by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura and is located in Angra dos Reis, close to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stretching over a surface of 8,600 square feet, this original looking beach home is covered by a giant leaf-shaped roof that isolates the buildingfrom the sun.
The Leaf House, a tropical beach house designed by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Leaf House was inspired by Brazil’s Indian architecture.The roof acts as a big leaf it protects from the hot sun all enclosed spaces of the house, verandas & in-between open spaces. Rain water is harvested from the roof for re-use. With its natural finishes, organic aesthetics and richness of details, the house is in harmony with the exuberant Brazilian nature.