“Casa Solar Da Serra” is the newest property of 3.4 Arquitetura that is situated in Brasilia. It is made in a way to connect the people who live there with “mother nature” and just bring them closer to earth and as far away from the big chaotic city as possible. It is also so appropriately located at a natural preservation land and the people behind the project did a splendid job at working with the environment that is a bit uneven and not very building friendly. It resulted in a very interesting prism like object that looks like it is simply placed on the ground. The horizontal construction has one main purpose – to provide an incredible view on both sides without stopping throughout the whole house. Of course the material used for the whole construction was reinforced concrete.
On the inside you can clearly see that this is made to be a home for only one resident or a couple at best. There is something like a giant hallway formed in the middle of it, going throughout the whole place. All rooms and spaces inside are looking through the giant top-to-bottom windows out to the horizon which creates an amazing connection between the inside and the outside and brings a lot of natural light throughout the day. All the doors on sides are sliding in order to stimulate the cooling of the concrete (because we all know how much heat it can absorb and how long it retains it). But still there is a layer on top of the concrete that prevents the sunlight to hit directly on the concrete. Overall it is a great idea for living in the wild, growing your own food, having that kind of magical view on both sides of your house and even the way to reuse all rainwater. It makes it a pretty much self-sustainable and incredible place to live.