DOMO Arquitetos completed this year, the Linhares Dias House, in populous city of Brasilia. Overlooking the Paranoa Lake, this neat contemporary home is a wonderful relaxing shelter, that offers some of the most amazing views, as the sun gets swallowed by the lake’s crystal clear waters. The rooms are compartmented, yet the environment feels uncluttered. Exuding transparence, the rectangular-shaped home replaces some of the walling with floor-to-ceiling windows. Envisioned as an open plan living environment, the ground floor, which accommodates the kitchen, a dinning room and a lounge-living room area has direct access to the courtyard. There are no doors and no walls, only an open corridor connecting the space between them.

“The internal spaces are distributed in different positions, either advanced or retreated, alternated with empty spaces that give depth and texture to its volumetric composition. To reinforce the unifying condition of the roof we have clad it internally with natural wood, which is visible from almost all the internal spaces.” The second floor accommodates the bedrooms. Despite the fact that the house looks and feels so contemporary, the stylish interior of the dwelling is warm and welcoming.