This home in Londrina, Brazil (west of Sao Paulo) is loft-like in its simplicity but has unique features that make it special. Guilherme Torres — homeowner and architect of the space — was inspired by Brazilian Brutalist architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The winner of the Pritzker prize in 2006, Paulo is famous for his use of concrete and for exposing the functional mechanisms of a building.
In Torres' home the conduit electrical pipes are in plain sight and create a sculptural element that emphasizes the interior space — but is also extremely cost-efficient. Architects at Studio Guilherme Torres inform us that "the whole building cost approximately $6,000 — the low cost is due to its simplicity in architectural solutions."
For more information and images see both Studio Guilherme Torres and Contemporist | GT House by Studio Guilherme Torres.
Images: Studio Guilherme Torres