Deceptively Large Modern Glass House Floats Amidst Trees

Glass House

Text from Ângela Roldão Arquitetura This house is located in a gated community in the district of Casa Branca, Brumadinho, next to Inhotim (Museum of Arts) and very close to the city of Belo Horizonte. the region is part of the Rola Moça Park, a huge natural reserve area, listed, full of rivers, waterfalls and trails.

Glass House
Glass House

The floor plan, succinct, with no lost spaces, gives an impression of a much larger construction than it really is. The desire of a client who has adopted a minimalist lifestyle and who loves gardening, nature and is an amateur musician. It took a lifetime to situate the house, small, to save as much of the existing trees and vegetation as possible.

Glass House
Glass House
Glass House

A quick construction, which was done with a reduced team. Almost a dry construction. The calculation that made a structure full of overhanging that gives lightness to the construction, was extremely important.

Glass House
Glass House
Glass House
Glass House

The house consists of two 6x12m modules (maximum size of the steel bar), a 3×12 module, plus the balcony, so as not to waste material. Steel is sold by the kilo.

The Glass House is a simple construction. Metallic structure aluminum window frames, glass, fair-faced concrete finish closings, techno cement floor and porcelain tiles in the bathrooms, define the space and capture the surrounding landscape in its splendor.

Glass House
Photos by Jomar Bragança