Farmhouses often have a bad reputation for being rundown, sparse, and dedicated solely to functionality. But not this one in the countryside outside of São Paulo. Architect Cândida Tabet wove industrial and contemporary design together to create this one-of-a-kind take on a traditional Brazilian farmhouse that features soaring ceilings, lots of natural lighting, and modern accents that fit in seamlessly with the natural environment. The construction of the house also relied on environmentally sustainable practices—like using discarded wood from the structure of the house to make cabinets.
Here, Ochre walls, stone, and timber help tie the house to the landscape; the aluminium roof, by contrast, carries echoes of agricultural sheds and stables.