- Sustainable Architecture
- Torres & Bello arquitetos, São José holiday village in Brazil
Pure, white volumes harmoniously fit into a palm stand in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, the Brazilian state that shares borders with Uruguay and Argentina and fronts onto the Atlantic Ocean. These buildings are the physical result of the project by Brazilian architects, Torres & Bello arquitetos, for the São José holiday village, completely respecting nature.
Patios covered by wooden latticing and louvers keep the independent buildings light and they are positioned to follow the natural rise and the fall of the land. Roadways connect these buildings with the two main volumes containing the common areas – restaurant, fitness centre, spa and reception area – that face onto the swimming pool, the project’s key feature.
The architects from Torres & Bello kept the existing palm stand and made it the centre of the project. So it is nature that determines the views and which way the units face. All the harmony in the São José village is impeccably captured by photographer, Ricardo Braescher and clearly communicated in his shots. One more example of how powerfully the image of architecture communicates the essential ideas behind every successful project.
Project: Torres & Bello arquitetos associados
Builders: planta & Obra
Landscaping design: Landscape
Phptography: Ricardo Braescher