Customers, a couple of friends who spend most of the year sailing on a sailboat across the Mediterranean islands, ask us for a house in a condominium near a village in northeastern Brazil. Its only condition is that the budget is not exceeded and that the work is finished in 10 months.
In view of the limited time for design and execution, a simple volume for the bedrooms was proposed, connected by small bridges when open, paved in stone like the traditional Portuguese sidewalks. This living is protected laterally by two walls of granite stone and surmounted by a wooden covering.
The program includes, in addition to the large outdoor seating area, laundry, kitchen, and three bedrooms where your children can stay with their families.
The volume of the bedrooms were built in structural masonry of concrete blocks, forming vertical sheets between which bamboo panels arranged in fishbone are inserted. Bamboo stands on the facade, contributing to the building’s thermal behavior.
The house is oriented to the prevailing winds that pass through the water of the existing pool, crossing the vegetation to enter the bedrooms, cooling the constant breeze and cooling the strong tropical heat.
In addition to the natural color palette, ranging from wood to bamboo and natural stone, the volume of the bedrooms was painted in Mediterranean blue, a color so familiar to customers.