Accoya® adds finishing touches to Brazilian home
27 Jan 17
Accoya, the world leading modified wood, has been used to provide the finishing touches to Casa da Mata or, ‘The Jungle House’ on Guarujá Beach, Brazil.
Accoya was commissioned by architects Marcio Kogan and Samanta Cafardo at Studio mk27 and was used for all the decking and facades throughout ‘Jungle House’, located on the Paulista shore. Accoya was also chosen due to its incredible ability to withstand Brazil’s intense heat and humidity.
Accoya was also used for some of the interior panelling and furniture, as well as the unique MUXARABI joineries. This special type of joinery is used by architects to enhance the aesthetic designs of projects. In the case of Casa da Mata, the joinery acts as a light filter, providing varying projections of light as the sun moves around the house throughout the day.
Laura Keily, head of marketing for Accsys, commented: “Accoya’s popularity is growing throughout South America and it’s exciting to see a host of projects featuring one of the world’s most durable, resilient and best performing woods being specified in Brazil.
“The ‘Jungle House’ project perfectly demonstrates Accoya’s superior versatility and functionality – Accoya was used for the cladding, decking, facades, interior panelling and even indoor furniture all within this one project.
“Opting for Accoya and leaving the wood unstained in its natural state allowed the architects to perfectly meet the design brief. Greying over time, the use of Accoya helped to emphasise the connection between architecture and nature, meaning this innovative home blended beautifully within its natural environment. We hope to see many more projects featuring Accoya in Brazil in the coming years.”
Researched and developed for over 80 years, Accoya offers outstanding durability, even when used under water and within the ground, making it the perfect material for Rainforest topography. Manufactured using a proprietary acetylation process, Accoya is one of the most superior wood products on the market today. It performs to the highest of standards, delivering remarkable levels of stability, sustainability and durability. Exceeding the high-quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, Accoya also boasts excellent environmental credentials by using wood sourced from FSC® certified sustainable forests. Accoya is also Cradle to Cradle Gold certified.
Accoya is available to purchase throughout South America. For further information and to speak to a distributor please visit www.accoya.com .