The The Rio Bonito House is set in a lush mountainous area in eastern Rio De Janeiro. It looks the the perfectly pleasant weekend getaway, but more than that, the design is notable because of the balance of both delicate and strong materials.
Two thick stone walls punctured by four steel beams buoy the floating hardwood floor above the ground. The beams serve a dual purpose by reflecting even more light into the already sunny space. Glass windows on the front and back of the place let you see all the way through the entire home. And along one of the walls are a set of stone stairs that lead to a lovely roof garden where you can take in all the tropical greenery. Screw this day, when's the next flight to Rio? [DesignBoom]