This Brazilian home employs an open floor plan to create a strong cross-breeze—important in such a balmy climate. The leaf-shaped roof traps the cool air inside and protects the house from the hot

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This Brazilian home employs an open floor plan to create a strong cross-breeze—important in such a balmy climate. The leaf-shaped roof traps the cool air inside and protects the house from the hot sun. If the distinctive botanical form doesn’t leave you feeling at one with nature, the swimming pool that stretches from the backyard to the indoors might do the trick.

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Fri, Apr 19, 2013 8:01 PM EDT