House 28

Colors of Brazilian landscape continue in this single-family house materials, designed by Equipe Lamas near Brasilia featuring a variety of perspectives that are revealed while walking.

The architecture of the House 28 is an extension of Cerrado Biome’s arid and lush landscape. A family that sought tranquility and connection with nature commissioned this urban refuge, which is located 10 minutes away from the national congress of Brasilia. The area of 7000 sqm enabled to spread 850 sqm of construction on the ground. 


Gardens permeate the volumetry and generous wood and glass windows connect the interiors to the landscape. Varieties of perspectives are revealed while walking through the house. The rooms have different heights that confirm a spatial hierarchy. Extensive walls define fluid spaces and openings positioned in all directions integrate the living areas. Large windows frames are mostly positioned in East-West direction. This orientation allows a dramatic natural light effect during sunshine or sunset, and opens views across the house.

Equipe Lamas, House 28, Brasilia DF, Brazil, 2016
Equipe Lamas, House 28, Brasilia DF, Brazil, 2016
The landscape colors continue in the house materials: the tile floor and walls coated fulget has the same color of the reddish earth of Brasilia. Window frames and the lining of Ipe wood confirm the sense of belonging. The metal roof structure in corten steel also mimic among vegetation. There are three colored carpets tiles with geometric designs where the use of traditional woven carpet would be impractical: entrance, kitchen and dining room.
Equipe Lamas, House 28, Brasilia DF, Brazil, 2016
Equipe Lamas, House 28, Brasilia DF, Brazil, 2016
The house has a mixed structure: concrete pillars and cover in metallic structure. Rainwater collected by the coverage is directed to an underground reservoir serving the garden irrigation during dry period. Solar panels heat the water and the pool throughout the year and tilting windows allow cross ventilation and natural light in every room.

House 28, Brasilia DF, Brazil
Program: single-family house
Equipe Lamas – Samuel Lamas
Interior design collaborator: João Carlos Ramos Magalhães
Engineering: Ruy Lamas, Julio Novita, Vladimir Barbán
Landscape: João Fausto Maule
Area: 850 sqm
Completion: 2016

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