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In Northeast Brazil, team of architects from Camarim firm, has completed a holiday house which located in Mundaú, a fishermen’s village with an immense beach in the state of Ceará. The architects explore the surrounding elements such as sun, shadows, water, trees, and coconut trees to be a perfect complement to create an intimate experience for the dwellers.
As the client wanted for a holiday house which maximize wide possibilities to connect with the nature, the architects replaced the conventional solution in domestic architecture – a compact volume with internal circulation – with a gallery that surrounds the 3 floors of the house, and corresponds to 50% of the total area. Both the wooden skin that envelops the gallery and the suspended roof, shelter the house from the Sun while keeping it permeable to the cool South wind, avoiding the need of air-conditioning.
In order to approach the nature concept, the 3 floors : 3 landscapes concept was diversely applied.
1: the podium, at street level, looks over the garden. Two volumes sheltering ancillary functions leave an open space for permanence, with wide views over the garden, under the shadow of the house above.
2: the rooms are accessed via the gallery, which is wrapped in a wooden skin that negotiates privacy, views, ventilation and shadow, this last one treated as a living ornament.
3: the living room is a house on the trees, a wooden house on top of the concrete house. The open roof leaves space for 3,20 m high glass panels, merging coconut trees, dunes and sea in the open plan interior.
Landscaping process was the part which consisted of elemental interventions that transforms an agricultural land in a tropical garden. By selecting trees and cleaning the ground, the result was a wide surface of sand giving a sense of a wide area. There were parallel irrigation canals which transformed and redesigned as long diagonals accross the garden.
Green concept and technology were applied to the building such as passive cooling from the wooden skins wall, the drinkable water from the roof, solar and wind power generated, as well as a sceptic tank with a super efficient anaerobic filter that cleans up to 90% of the effluent.
Project Architects: Vasco Correia & Patricia Sousa
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