House Varanda is a project designed by the Brazilian architect Carla Juacaba and surrounded by a natural landscape with luxurious tropical vegetation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The house spreads over a surface of 1507 square feet and, since the trees provide sufficient privacy, the designers used glass on the walls surrounding it. The owner of the house is the granddaughter of the architect Sergio Bernardes and a Colombian artist, so it was definitely difficult to come up with a design.
The original plan for the structure tried to take its inspiration from the Casa Lota designed by Sergio Bernardes in 1950 and the ceiling was preserved. The trees surrounding the house had to be preserved and there is a constant connection with them through the glass surfaces.
The living room is the central area of the house and it can become a part of the terrace through the opening of the sliding doors. The steel structure was built in only 15 days and the cover above it is made of zinc-aluminum tiles that were placed in a single day.