project year: 2015
location: Lago Oeste, Brasília, Brazil
assistant designer team: CAPers group
photographs: Thiago Daher
The client always had a romantic vision for a farmhouse, due to his studies in agronomy. A home for a young couple inlaided in a place where growing his own organic food, surrounded by wild garden.
Daher house, located to the border of Federal District of Brasilia, in a semi-savage countryside is positioned in a rural landscape between the to different ecosystems, the national park of Brasilia that preserves the brazilian savana, on one side, and a hilly landscapes crossed by a creek, on the opposite side.
The vernacular design of the house derives from local needs and costruction techniques. On the ground floor, an open-space hosts a living area with kitchen and provides views of the outside natural space. Beside, on the mezzanine, it overlooks the golden streaks of the sunset vanishing behind the hills.
Its ecofriendly character was choosen to have a minimal carbon footprint. In fact the construction system relates to a traditional technique, called 'pau a pique', composed of a woven lattice of wooden strips with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw.