The Janelas CASACOR 2020 Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil brought together architects and designers in late 2020 to reflect on innovations in both architecture and décor of post-pandemic houses. Called ‘The New Home,’ the exhibition featured, among others, a small and compact home built in a shipping container dubbed the Elo Studio. Developed as a prototype by São Paulo-based architect, Ticiane Lima, she found her inspiration for Elo Studio in a work of art titled “Elo’ produced by Ricardo Bueno. According to Lima, “The artwork unites brass and blown glass in a single piece, reflecting an imaginary void, supporting each other, inhabiting a fragile space represented by crystal.” Since the home has become a safe haven for all during the pandemic, the delicate space of the crystal is an analogy for home, in a time of adversity and transitions, which is at the same time a sensitive and supportive place.
Covering 161 square feet, Elo Studio contains a kitchen, office, bedroom, and bathroom. The structure is totally compact, with minimal furniture, and it utilizes all spaces with what most humans find essential in a home. The interior focuses on natural materials with the use of stone and sustainable light wood with a Grano pattern. To integrate with nature, Elo Studio includes large windows in both the kitchen and bedroom and it also features a green roof with a beautiful terrace.
For another interesting architectural project, check out ‘Tree House’ On the Coast of Portugal.