Architects at Brazilian firm Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz designed the Grid House to solve a trio of constraints, namely that the residence remain single story, relate directly to its landscape and offer private spaces for familial retreat. The concept of the home is structural wood grid and individual spaces connected by pathways. Some of the spaces are closed and private, some open to the exterior and some are empty, allowing trees and green to grow through the grid. The home is suspended above the ground on concrete pillars and a pair of structural steel trusses. A bridge elevated over a water mirror and river rock garden crosses the middle of the home, connecting the center living space with three outlying structures. [via contemporist]