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The Elo Studio by Brazilian architecture practice Ticiane Lima Arquitetura is a compact, 15 square meter container home that explores the housing possibilities of the post-pandemic situation.

Inspired by a Ricardo Bueno artwork – a sculptural piece of delicate blown glass encasing a heavy brass figurine – Ticiane Lima Arquitetura proposed a dwelling that embodied the fragility of an artwork and the stoic dependability of a new home. 

Despite its small size, it covers the basic plan of a functional home. A kitchen, office, bedroom and bathroom all find their place in the studio, separated and distinguished from each other via wooden screens and contrasting materials. Sustainability features include a green roof designed by landscaper Flavio Abilio, and solar panels for energy. You won’t be needing a U-Haul to move in all your stuff, but there’s sufficient cabinetry and multifunctional shelves for storing the most basic necessities, enforcing a minimalist lifestyle… which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “The environment is totally compact, taking advantage of all spaces and bringing the concept and awareness of what is really essential for human beings to live with the quality of life,” says the architecture studio. “Each corner turns the house into a real nest, in a simple and welcoming way.”

The Elo Studio took part in the Janales CASACOR 2020 exhibition, an event focused the on architectural and decorative innovations of post-pandemic houses. The images below show the house on display during the exhibition, but the final prototype suggests window openings in both the kitchen and bedroom areas. 

See more work by Ticiane Lima Arquitetura on their website.

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elo studio Ticane Lima Arquitetura
elo studio Ticane Lima Arquitetura

Photography © TicianeLima.com

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