We normally associate the grid with two-dimensional design, like print. With the Grid House, a home in Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil, Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Architects apply a structural grid to the third dimension. The Grid House was developed according to the topography of the land; it sits within a valley, providing privacy and protection from the elements. Because of high humidity in the valley, the house was built above the ground and placed on structural beams. Regional plants create a transitional zone between home, forest and field, helping this rigid structure sit nicely within the environment that surrounds it.
Photos: Ale Shneider