Friday, March 30, 2012


Take nothing for granted as beautiful or ugly, but take every building to pieces, and challenge every feature. Learn to distinguish the curious from the beautiful. Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind. 'Think simples' as my old master used to say - meaning to reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.    
                                                                                                                         Frank Lloyd Wright

      Today, we want to share with you something small and something simple, yet beautiful.

It's a 3x5 m box  (named BOX HOUSE ) on Ilhabela Island, overlooking the São Sebastião Channel near São Paulo in Brazil. An old existing one-story house with stone walls and clay roof tiles have been redesigned by Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato arquitetosThe site is located at 100 meters above sea level, next to two enormous rocks...

Original house 
The new building has 2 floors. A white suspended box, where the bedroom is and it is possible to see the continent and the São Sebastião Channel. Under it, at street level, are the living room, kitchen and bathroom. The wood used on some doors and windows, staircase, shelves and furniture are leftovers of material used to make scaffoldings and molds for the white box reinforced concrete structure. 

If you ask us the original stone in contrast with pure white works beautifully...  

The view from the " BOX " is simply amazing!!!

The picture above is from Alan Chu and Cristiano Kato`s home page. People who know INVITATION TO INSPIRATION duo, know how much we love animals. We find this picture simply adorable and we had to share it with you!!! The expression on Pug's face is priceless!!! He's probably thinking: " What did I do to deserve this??? ".

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