These homes are designed around nature

Beautiful biophilic design Turning the great outdoors into the great indoors, these biophilic homes




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Large trees in the gardens have been planted primarily to provide shade and help keep the interior of the house cool and calm in the tropical climate. Combined with the house’s construction materials, which include natural stone, wood and exposed concrete, this reduces the need for air conditioning.




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Inside, the living areas blend beautifully with the jungle setting of the house. Dining tables are topped with deep green marble, while exposed ceiling beams have been finished in the same hue. Yet it’s the large expanses of windows and sliding glass doors on all sides of the room that are the property’s main allure – offering a magnificent 360-degree view of the rainforest.




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At night, the house comes to life through light. Floor-level spotlights criss-cross the ground, highlighting key features, while uplighters cause the trees to cast dramatic shadows.




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Both the indoor and outdoor areas of the house have been designed so that greenery is often in view. While trees outside shade the expanses of glass to keep the living space cool, natural motifs and materials adorn the rooms, from flower-shaped light fixtures to palm patterns etched into dark timber doors.




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


The structures nestle around a central corridor of black palm trees, so that viewed from above, the house looks like a scattering of leaves amongst the forest. Each bedroom has its own balcony overlooking the valley from a different angle.




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