Accoya shows it can take the heat in Brazilian ‘Jungle House’

3 March 2017

Accoya modified wood has been used to provide the finishing touches to Casa da Mata, or ‘The Jungle House’, on Brazil’s Guarujá Beach.

The material 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 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, which manufactures the modified wood, said: “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.”