One of the hot trends that architects and homeowners are quickly warming up to across the globe is the use of prefabricated panels and stainless steel frames to create striking metallic homes. Prefabricated wall panels and metal frames bring along with them plenty of advantages that save up on time and improve efficiency.
Working with the existing structure and repurposing many of the materials discarded during the renovation the home takes a smart turn toward green design. The brick exposed concrete and rusted steel exterior of the house not only gives it a sense of uniqueness but also lets it blend effortlessly with the lovely landscape all around it.
Overlooking the majestic Atlantic ocean the open design of this house and the seemingly unending horizontal plane that defines it draw you in instantly. Crafted to mimic the mythical idea of a a meeting-place for humans and gods the home seems like a seamless edge between the beautiful beach and the Atlantic that stands right in front of it. The elevated horizontal plane is 20 meters long and 36 meters deep and houses two full levels of living space underneath it. Embracing a sleek minimal look without any frills the interior keeps the focus firmly outside.
Since Alex wanted his interior to feature the exact stone color as the Western Wall in Jerusalem the architect carefully incorporated this feature while adding wood and glass to lend visual balance. The living area is connected with the deck outside in an effortless manner and the cozy private bedrooms offer unabated views of the waves in the distance. Much like everything else in Rio this remarkable home comes alive once the sun sets as it offers some breathtaking views of Rio at its dazzling best!
Wonderful wooden accents in each room add to the inviting ambiance of the house and exposed steel beams give it that touch of industrial style. Iconic Mid-century modern furnishings like the Eames Lounger perfectly complement the luxurious vibe of the residence while a simple neutral color scheme keeps the focus firmly on the decor additions.
Ample ventilation illuminates the spectacular living area with a vaulted roof and wooden beams as 52 windows surround the space! A trolley found at the local flea market doubles as the coffee table while custom pendants give the large dining area an aura of its own.
The two antennas that contain the outdoor lights for the pool deck give the impression of twin military tanks mounted on top of the building from a distance! The penthouse itself is completely different from the building below it in terms of both its skin and interior giving it a sense of exclusivity.