With a design philosophy partially rooted in technical architectural study and partially informed from a lifelong study of philosophy, architect and artist Janet Vollebregt explores the borders between both disciplines to create structures, spaces, and installations that push boundaries. Much of her work focuses on and explores the nurturing aspects of spheres, and features prominently in her art, jewelry and architectural design.
Constructed with the help of local craftsmen in stone, concrete and glass, this holiday home in Brazil uses earthy materials and organic forms in a dynamic modern way. Interiors are quietly sophisticated with mid-century themes paired with earthy Brazilian style.
Built on a former cattle farm that had all but depleted the land, the property is now part of a large-scale eco-preservation project to restore the land. Stretching from one hilltop to another on the edge of the UNESCO Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, the property includes a farmhouse, an eco-lodge and an organic plantation, all designed for nature lovers to enjoy.