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Fortunata House
by Luciano Lerner Basso

Fortunata House by Luciano Lerner Basso, Arq
Manuel Sá

Luciano Lerner Basso has created a house built around an endangered pine tree on the slopes of southern Brazil.

The project is created around an extraordinary Araucaria Angustifolia, an endangered Brazilian pine tree. It stands on pilotis as a structure made completely in exposed reinforced concrete, chosen to age with the same beauty as nature. Designed to appear raw and rough on the outside as well as inside, it shows a construction process that is rigorous and precise but also evidences the perfect imperfections of handmade work.

Divided into two levels, with functional spaces on the lower level and living spaces on the upper, the design also has three terraces that connect the house to the back patio and expand the living room towards the landscape, reinforcing the connection between the house and the sky.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Luciano Lerner Basso

Project: Fortunata House

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