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The sustainable, Demountable House designed by the renowned Brazilian architect Jose Zanine Caldas marks a departure from the European Colonial architecture widely popular in Brazil. Perhaps more important it reflects the social and environmental consciousnesses of the architect. Designed in 1980, Zanine conceived of the Demountable House as a structure that was easy to construct. Flat-packed for efficient shipping, the demountable home could be assembled anywhere and by anyone. Passionate about the environment and the destruction of his native rainforests, Zanine used solid reclaimed Ipe wood salvaged from the forests and farmlands of Bahia, Brazil to make the home.
The Demountable House features an open layout of four quadrants separated only by a central column supporting the roof. Internal walls can be added to the user’s specifications. The interchangeable exterior paneling can be customized per the users need. Four panels are designed with moveable louvers for ventilation. Each wall junction is designed with built-in corner shelves. A pair of glass and wood double doors and a single all-wood door, serve as the entrances.
Wright, the industry leader for selling architecture at auction, offers the Demountable House as the final lot of their June 7th Important Design auction. The Demountable house is currently installed in Los Angeles and available for viewing. [ details ]