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Casa Brasil III Itacaré
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Casa Brasil III Itacaré

Located in the Atlantic rainforest (Mata Atlantîca) south of the state Bahia the Casa Brasil III blends into the particular ecological system of the paradise like environment.

The interior of the holiday home is divided by platforms of different heights and structured according to use. The floor plan translates the structural requirements and technological possibilities into a surprising architectural system that faces north and guarantees optimum solar radiation and shading.

For transatlantic cooperation, a simple construction manual is sketched out. The virtual 3D model is implemented directly on site with the available materials without the help of classical construction plans. Traditional types of construction are reinterpreted; for example, the roof is made of palm leaf wickerwork and blends with the vegetation of the hillside location. The house is ecologically self-sufficient.

  • Project: Casa Brasil III Itacaré
  • #: 639
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Typology: Residential
  • Size: S
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2011
  • Builder: Private
  • Location: Itacaré, Brasil
  • OOS partner in charge: Christoph Kellenberger, Andreas Derrer
  • OOS project manager: Christoph Kellenberger
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