‘Gutter Home’ by daniel florez workshop
Atelier Daniel Florez presents ‘Gutter Home’, a communal keep designed as a double set of seashore homes for 2 buddies. Positioned within the fishing village of Sagi within the northeast Brazil, the closest South American continental level to Europe, the residential undertaking takes form in a historic web site the place, for hundreds of years, the ships of the Portuguese Empire navigated its waters for commerce, fishing and the constructing of cities and settlements. ‘Curiously, the nameless architects who had the information to erect the baroque cathedrals of these cities had been the shipbuilders. With their constructive information of wooden, handed down via the generations, they gained nice fame and status and erected the cathedrals of cities as essential as close by Olinda, with its wood construction topped by majestic baroque domes.,’ writes Florez.
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evoking the reminiscence of sailor-architects + oceanic nature
Many centuries later, Atelier Daniel Florez (see extra Right here) constructed the “Gutter Home” as a poetic tribute to the reminiscence of these architects and sailors of the previous. Set in its suburban context of ceramic tile buildings, the residence is conceptually constructed as an inverted ship, with an undulating roof construction drawn as two wood ‘waves’. These undulating surfaces are clad in a sequence of laminated wooden “ribs” mounted to a concrete gutter that’s at all times seen inside the home.
“Gutter home” by Atelier Daniel Florez
Whereas paying homage to previous settlers, the construction’s undulating define additionally evokes the area’s sensuous dune panorama and the “silent geometry” of the ocean, because the architect describes it. ‘These undulations, dialoguing with the dunes of the panorama, pour the water from the roof right into a 22 m lengthy concrete gutter lined with blue ceramic tiles that conduct the water to irrigate the vegetation on the rear facade making a inexperienced safety in opposition to the sturdy solar. of the night,’ continued Florez.
nestled within the fishing village of Sagi
a naval-inspired design with minimal environmental influence
Transferring on to the interiors of the dual seashore homes, the areas are characterised by a curved wooden mantle and bamboo beams, evoking naval interiors with nice sensuality and — together with the carved mast-like pillars, round home windows, fish-scale patterned flooring, and the colours blue—honor the craft and information of these historical and heroic mariner-architects. With a double facade on each side and a double roof completed with wood tiles, the undertaking goals to mix quietly into the panorama with minimal ecological influence.
framing the ocean forward