Small does not mean easy or ugly, especially when it comes to architecture. There are thousands, perhaps millions, of examples of houses just a few square metres in size that have better and more avant-garde studies and techniques than many of the skyscrapers that are springing up in every city these days.
Casa Proa is one such example.
Casa Proa – or Bow House in English – is the latest project by Atelier Marko Brajovic, an architecture studio based in São Paulo, Brazil. It is a small cabin completely based and designed on the shape of the triangle.
The plan of the home is an equilateral triangle with sides measuring 6 metres each, but we also find the triangle in the division of the interior: in addition to the central space occupied by the master bedroom and the kitchen behind it, small triangular areas have been created to house the bathroom, the entrance and the panoramic terrace overlooking the ocean.
The triangle is also found in the structure of the roof: the roof is formed by a tetrahedron, which can be considered the development of the triangle from a flat to a solid figure.
Casa Proa was built on a structure similar to a pile-dwelling resting on a steep slope that descends directly towards a private beach. Seen from the sea, the house seems to float among the forest vegetation, almost becoming a small lantern when lit up at night.