Location: Paudalho, Pernambuco, Brazil
Completion date: 2021
Built area: 58m2
Architects: NEBR arquitetura
Author: Edson Muniz
Collaborators: Amanda Brandão, Chico Santos
Construction: RWM Construtora
Manufactures: Cerâmica Bom Jesus, Alcoa, Norvidro, Norcola
Photographer: Manuel Sá
Text provided by the architects:
Suggestive architectural proposals for affordable housing to the population proposed housing development units of questionable quality to solve the housing deficit in the country, and Pernambuco is no different.
In the inducement to think of housing as an honest space for those who occupy it, we propose trying to design an architecture with a simple and objective vocation regarding projects repressed to the impositions of the Brazilian housing program. Present in the urban context, albeit rural, the expectant portion of nature at the back of the subdivision softened a real courtesy, in combination with the striking presence of regional fauna.
Simplicity is usually rational and assertive, thus, it guided the challenge of drawing technically possible project guidelines for four embryonic houses with 58.5 m² of usable area each. Inserted in modest plots of dimensions 8x20 meters and executed by low-skilled local labor, the construction
period took just 120 days. In his poetry, the architectural party comes from the shadow, by gravitating a certain substantial rhythm to the precise calligraphy of straight lines in the formal balance. The scarcity of gentle contours presides over the haughtiness of points and edges in geometrical refinement.
The project re-question hostile dimensions and energetic principles of spatial economy stigmatized to the popular house. In the enjoyment of the emptiness built from the height drawing, the sky becomes the horizon because there was little ground.