The Ultimate Indoor Outdoor Home

Wanting to showcase the real impact of a home's fantastic indoor-outdoor relationship, and by comparison to that of a recent scout in London's Victoria Grove, such a lifestyle option can be achieved across the globe. With the other article illustrating it's availability even in colder climates, here you can find a more temperate example of it's awesomeness. Merging and blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors is a fundamental Architecture 101 lesson and is a design feature which is so often done wrong, but oh-so very well too. Designed by Brazilian architect FCstudio, this new home is the architect's own and is particularly recognisable for it's abundance of sliding doors to really introduce the outside in, and particularly sprawl the inside out.

Titled 'Box House', this home should arguably have been named 'Frame House' given that when at full exposure, not many of the sides actually remain and that the home becomes more of a frame than a concealed box. Concealing the totality of the premises by a concrete wall around the property's perimeter, though the house can always open itself up, the home is entirely secure; the action of opening the sliding doors simply lets nature in, how wonderful.

As FCstudio explain, "...the main challenge was to build a corner house with two facades leaning against the neighbours, which took full advantage of the terrain and natural light, while keeping privacy from the street as much as possible." Achieved via the careful usage of steel, concrete and glass (as you'd expect), the home was prefabricated, achieving another feat. by comparison to Brazil's other housetypes and their construction methods.

Boasting a super vibrant and lush garden that can inject life and curiosity in an instant, the internal spaces which connect to such outdoor areas are an open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen. Not wanting to detract from normal life, the home of course features all the usual courtyard, garage, bathroom, double bedrooms et al., however, the sliding doors interestingly continue vertically, even allowing the outdoor-indoor relationship to flow across and up to the second floor. Complete with all the white walls and ceilings, grey and brown furniture decor to all find synergy with nature's natural hues, a complementary amount of contrasting colour particularly makes everything feel as if the indoors and outdoors are never apart (when the doors are closed, of course). Discover more about the architects online at:

Photography credit : FCstudio

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