Accoya was used for all the superior decking and facades throughout the ‘Jungle House’ on Guarujá Beach. Accoya wood was also used for some of the interior paneling and room furniture as well as for unique MUXARABI joineries. This is a special type of joinery used by architects to enhance the aestetic design of a project as the joinery acts as a light filter providing varying projections of light throughout the day.
The architect chose not to apply any colour, leaving Accoya in its natural grey state therefore complimenting the beautiful surroundings of the project. Accoya was also chosen due to its incredible durability to withstand Brazil’s intense heat and humidity.
Credits as follows: Architectural Project – Studio mk27 (marcio kogan + samanta cafardo), Interior design – studio mk27 (márcio kogan + diana radomysler), Photos – fernando guerra (Photographer).
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Hardwood Wood is one material that never goes out of style and effortlessly imparts a high-end look to the balconyPros:Hardwood floors are highly resistant to water.Wood feels wonderful barefoot.It can be easily installed on an existing flooring.Wooden flooring looks good in the balconies of both modern and traditional homes.Cons:Wood has the tendency to get attacked by termites.Good-quality wood is a very expensive flooring option for the balcony.These floors require regular maintenance. It is important to seal the wood regularly to keep it in good condition.Wood has the tendency to expand and contract when exposed to external weather conditions, so make sure you only go for weathered wood.
For framed balustrades, the toughened glass thickness should be at least 10 millimetres.15-millimetre-thick toughened glass is recommended for frameless glass balustrades that are combined with a handrailIn case you want to opt for frameless balustrades without a handrail, like in this example, it is strongly recommended to go for toughened laminated glass – it is made by sandwiching a PVB (polyvinyl butyral) layer with strong adhesion between two pieces of toughened glass.
2. Clearly sophisticated Does your balcony look out to a beautiful prospect? If you don’t want the railing to obstruct the perspective, glass should be your choice. The waist-high clear glass railing in this balcony maximises the views without compromising on safety. Eight to 12 millimetre thick tempered glass can be relied on for this purpose. Moreover, it provides a sleek upgrade to the modern deck-styled balcony.
1. Brazilian jungle houseThis balcony is part of a home located in the lush forested area of a beach in Guarujá, Brazil. The streamlined, elegant design continues throughout the rest of the stunning home. Read more:5 Ways to Live Large on a Small Balcony10 Ideas for a Terrace MakeoverTell us:How have you designed your balcony? Tell us in the Comments below.