The architect Ricardo Caminada and the interior designer Tota Penteado are responsible for the environment Cabana RI.TOproject on display by @casacor_oficial 2023, which runs until August 6 at Conjunto Nacional, located at Avenida Paulista 2073.
Conceived by four hands, the tiny house brings together different skills and competencies in a valuable combination of ideas and perspectives. The result is a creative and innovative solution that values the plurality of thoughts and enriches the exhibition with its remarkable presence.
RI.TO brings the concept of the CASACOR SP address, designed to rest, renew energies and affective connections, through body, mind, house and surroundings perception.
The etymology of the name given to the hut originates from the first syllables of the names of the creators, Ricardo and Tota, also an allusion to the rituals suggested for the practice of mental cleansing, awakening consciousness and contemplation.
A behavioral and architectural trend proposed by CASACOR SP, the Tiny Houses movement suggests a simpler lifestyle, with spaces with reduced footage and the use of resources.
With 44 square meters, Cabana RI.TO was designed to maximize the use of available space, in a multifunctional and technological way, in an intelligent and balanced layout. The aesthetic approach is essentialist, in architecture, interior design and the decorative arts. The environments favor practicality, comfort, tranquility and well-being.
The materiality of products is a relevant design characteristic that affects quality, sustainability and user experience. Carefully, natural and organic raw materials were chosen to be integrated into the environment, starting with ecological building materials, 100% recyclable glass, reused wood and metal structures in aluminum and corten steel.
To ensure durability and easy maintenance, economical granilite coatings were used. In addition, handmade works in pure wool and banana tree fibers were added, created by Tiago Braga for Oiamo Design, handmade with ancestral techniques by cooperatives of artisan women in the extreme south of Brazil.
With abundant natural or diffuse lighting and controlled ventilation, the hut offers intimate environments, with a living-bedroom, a gourmet kitchen on the porch and a bathroom. In mineral, earthy and natural tones, fibers and textures are used in profusion, from the carpet produced with recycled PET bottles, to certified leather, pure linen fabrics, as well as ceramics and objects with the marks of time, in an elegant and timeless mix of urban and country styles.
Art permeates Cabana RI.TO, which transcends on the canvas of the visual artist Paula Klien, in a rescue of millenary oriental techniques, also present in the artistic embroideries made by hand by Marcelo Tambasco.