Trancoso Pool House
A new pool house with guest accommodation was sought for the family residence. The new site situated within a mature garden is surrounded by indigenous exotic plants. The design approach sought inspiration from its native vegetation and local architecture, resulting in a new garden like structure that would complement the garden. The accommodation comprising of two blocks, living & sleeping, is orientated around the pool while maintaining a visual connection to the main house.
The living accommodation comprises of a shallow pitch roof responding to the local vernacular with the sleeping accommodation comprising of an intersecting flat roof style pavilion. The guest wing is shroud in Eucalyptus sticks that harmonise its existence within the mature garden. Natural light is filtered through the sticks, connecting the user with nature and giving a sense of tranquillity. Large sliding panels to the living area open the internal space onto the pool terrace allowing the garden to extend internally.
LOCATION \ TRANCOSO, BAHIA, BRAZIL
SIZE \ 350M²
STATUS \ COMPLETE
COMPLETION DATE \ 2020
SECTOR \ RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES \ ARCHITECTURE \ INTERIOR DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHER \ MARCELO ANIELLO
The design approach sought inspiration from this native vegetation, the local surrounding architecture and necessity to work with the resources available. The whole building has been built from natural and local materials. We were inspired by the local lifestyle that was not driven by ‘tech’ and consumerism. The sleeping wing was shroud in local Eucalyptus sticks in order to filter sun light through the façade, while maintaining privacy from the outside area. An artesian well has been dug to serve the whole house and the pool.