Architecture and the inhabitant’s needs meet on a riverbank in Itaipava, Brazil. Stretching alongside green waters, the residential project showcases two water features of its own – a pond that makes the terrace seem to float and an indoor pool that seems to be constructed from fairytale dust. I have never seen a space like this – a double-height spa/relaxation zone with inviting lounge beds, placed in front of a high stone fireplace. Easily connecting to the outside through large, part-glazed doors, this residence was designed for entertaining and sharing comfort and relaxation with friends. Naturally lit and reflecting in the pond, this luxurious space contrasts with the cozy living room, but share the same warming feature – the stone fireplace. Part of Brazilian studio Cadas Architecture‘s portfolio, this project shows how wood, glass, stone and natural daylight meet in a luscious landscape to offer the owner a splendid retreat from society.