Friday, November 1, 2019

Architectural craftmanship in a small form

EcoHouse is a small house project located on a plot very close to the beach, on the island of Florianopolis in Brazil. It seeks to minimize the impact of construction, in interference with the landscape, as well as the materials used. Except for the foundation (reinforced concrete), the whole house was built with autoclave processed pine wood and some walls lined with plasterboard.

The construction process was wood frame, which allowed a light building, but with high quality in both thermal and acoustic comfort. A natural drainage system gives the land the possibility to “dialogue” with the water table which, due to the proximity of the beach, is very high. The villa has a green roof and a large tropical garden on the ground. Seen from above, you see a large green spot. Thus, we do not interfere with the natural process of the rainwater cycle.

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