Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the “Leaf House” isn’t just for looks, as it boasts “verandas and in-between open spaces [that] allow trade winds from the sea to pass trough the building, providing natural ventilation and passive cooling.” Click here for the first picture in gallery.

The roof acts as a big leaf that protects the enclosed spaces of the home from the hot sun. With no corridors, the inside and outside of the Leaf House almost appear to be fused. The architects see the design as low-tech eco-friendly solution that has the greatest impact.

[via MyModernMet]

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