At first sight, Xingú House, a design by Tetro Arquitetos, looks like an overwhelming building. And it surely is. The project is the result of extensive research into the design that would honour the site the most. After all, the architects had to take into account various site-specific constraints.
The house is still in development and the images below are visualisations, but that doesn’t make them less realistic. They perfectly represent the monumental characteristics of the site and the design. Xingú House is located in Nova Lima, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The building is surrounded by jungle and mountains at the back and water at the front. It is located on a huge site of 8000 square metres with old stone walls, plateaus in the terrain and centuries-old forests.
The impressive views are optimally exploited.
Due to the unique design of the house and the almost completely glazed walls, the impressive views are optimally exploited. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms, various storage rooms, a study, a kitchen and a huge combined dining and living room. The entire house stands on thick concrete pillars so the old brick walls of the site did not have to be removed. To reach the house there is both a staircase and an elevator. Downstairs there is a terrace by the water where you can relax in the sun. Tetro Arquitetos shows us the future of architecture through the Xingú House project. The design is progressive, dynamic and extremely luxurious although it stands in the middle of the jungle. Existing elements were skilfully implemented with new glossy pieces without contradicting each other. Nature is involved in the house in a poetic way. The Brazilian studio certainly surprised us and we are curious to see the finished version of the project and also look forward to what the architects will do next. Visualisations by Igor Macedo