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Interior Design – City and Country: Gass Roof Conceals Rio Vacation House

Architecture writer Raul Barrenech  exposes the Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, 8,200 sq. ft. vacation house, projected by Miguel Pinto Guimarães Associated Architects, on the current issue of Interior Design.  Luxurious yet straightforward, artwork and furnishings  survey  Brazilian modern and contemporary  styles while contextualizing the house within the tradition and innovation of Brazilian design.  Included are Sergio Rodrigues‘ iconic 1957 Mole armchairs and sofa, his 1956 Oscar armchair, contemporary custom pieces and Astania dining chairs by Etel Carmona along with pieces by Zanini de Zanine and an impactful site-specific installation by renowned Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, while Carlos Motta‘s Asturias and Timbó armchairs grace the outdoor areas.  As Barrenech puts it  ‘Pinto Guimarães’s selection of Brazilian design underscores his multilayered embrace of the house’s cultural and physical contexts.’ Check out entire article and slideshow here.

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