Architect Leo Romano’s House Of The Yellow Ipê is situated in Residencial Aldeia do Vale, Brazil. The residence gets its name from the large yellow Ipê tree on the site. In dramatic style, well-suited to the striking property, one enters along a concrete catwalk, past the wood-panelled, curved exterior wall complete with porthole detailing.
Inside, the space is completely open plan. The vast interior is a mixture of wooden panelling, concrete and brick, all materials that help residents cope with the climate in Brazil. The open space receives an abundance of natural light and airflow. Sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors mean that the entire floor can be opened to the outside, blurring the boundaries between rooms as well as interior and exterior.
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