Casa EK, Baleia Beach/Brazil

Casa EK, Baleia Beach/Brazil
Casa EK, Baleia Beach/Brazil
Casa EK, Baleia Beach/Brazil
Casa EK, Baleia Beach/Brazil
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Sand castle: a raised Brazilian beach house by Studio Arthur Casas

Overlooking the sandy expanses of Baleia Beach in Brazil, Casa EK is a modern, open-plan retreat, designed by São Paulo-based architect Arthur Casas. Structured as a series of stacked volumes, the house takes advantage of the view, but its strong geometric forms are softened through luxury elements, such as vertical gardens and a rooftop jacuzzi, woven into the fabric of the fort to create a smooth and sensual beach home.

On its way to monopolising the coastal architecture of the area, Studio Arthur Casas built Casa EK on a plot next door to Casa MD, a previous project that the firm completed in 2014. The clients are close friends with their neighbours and liked the style of their home, yet wanted a unique identity for their own.

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