DF HOUSE

Programme: Residence
Client: Cruz Family
Team: Roger Fonsecca Pamponet, Laurent Troost, Eduardo Duprat Eng.
Location: Manaus, Brazil
Scale: 180 m²
Status: Commission 2010

Rather than the typical Amazon contemporary large and closed house, the DF House proposes a new sustainable typology adapted to the hot and wet climate of the Amazon: the house is a thin and long volume providing shade all day long on the living spaces.

The column-free groundfloor can totally open to the North-East in order to catch most of the winds and let those escape through the “chimney”-space created between the volume and the neighbor’s. The whole plot, including the garden, becomes then part of the living spaces.