Brazil. A bamboo-clad house made of blue concrete

Vilela Florez designed the building as a Mediterranean-inspired concrete block frame with bamboo sticks arranged in a fishbone pattern.

Vilela Florez, Casa Bambu, Pipa Beach, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, 2017

In the region of Rio Grande do Norte, close to Pipa Beach, Vilela Florez built a one-storey residential building which elevations emerge as a crafted composition of blue concrete ribs and bamboo sticks arranged in a fishbone pattern.

The 180 sqm building was completed in just ten months with a tight budget. The house was designed for a couple and their children, whose sailboat travels in the Mediterranean served as an inspiration for the project. The main volume contains bedrooms and bathrooms, while outdoor structure includes a kitchen and a large living area. This second volume is open towards the garden and the swimming pool, and built in structural masonry and bamboo. The exteriors are paved in stone and crafted as the traditional Portuguese sidewalks.

Casa Bambu
Pipa Beach, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
summer house
Vilela Florez
Chief architects:
Mariana Vilela, Daniel F. Flórez
180 sqm

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