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Ani Nii Shobo Lodge / Sandra Iturriaga + Samuel Bravo

  • 09:00 - 25 August, 2016
Ani Nii Shobo Lodge / Sandra Iturriaga + Samuel Bravo
Ani Nii Shobo Lodge  / Sandra Iturriaga + Samuel Bravo, © Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

© Samuel Bravo © Samuel Bravo © Juan Balazs © Samuel Bravo + 32

  • Builder

    Rodrigo Melendez
  • Master Carpenters

    Amador Sanchez, Misael Marin
  • Client

    Ani Nii Shobo
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© Juan Balazs
© Juan Balazs

Text description provided by the architects. Predominant materials: wood structure quinilla (bidentata manilkara), roofing in palm leaf (irapay, shebon), exterior walls quinilla and wire mesh, interior wood paneling: capirona (calycophyllum spruceanum), pavements in quinilla and shihuahuaco (Dipteryx Micrantha).

Location
Location

Ani Nii Shobo, big house of the forest in Shipibo language, is a healing center and nature reserve based on the traditional medicine of the Shipibo people

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

The project is located on the banks of a lagoon near the native community of San Francisco de Yarinacocha in the Ucayali region in the Peruvian Amazon. The Ucayali river’s seasonal floods determine this landscape and its ecosystems with fluctuations of up to 8m that inundate and connect vast riverside areas. The project consists of a series of programs that are located along this variable edge between forest and water.

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

The program consists of rooms for visitors a volunteer house, a house of ceremonies (longhouse), a dining room and service spaces.

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

The situation of the trees and views was decisive to place the program. It was important to preserve and value preexisting conditions, favoring the the lake view of cabins and placing the dining under a group of old Pachucos, native trees with a slender pale trunk, contrasting with the proposed volume.

Axonometric
Axonometric
Axonometric
Axonometric
Axonometric
Axonometric

The project is based on the use of local materials such as capirona and quinilla wood and irapay palm leaf  roofing. Constructive logic was sought on the observation of vernacular architecture, so that the project could be built by local craftsmen. A structural grid that simplifies modulation was used as well as constructive solutions according to local crafts.

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

To fit the extremely hot and wet climate of the region, the peoples of Amazonia have developed a simple yet specific system of rules, creating a n architecture based on the use of materials in the immediate environment. The Shipibo houses have tall roofs made of palm leaves with a steep slope which favors water runoff, while the hot air is concentrated at the top of the volume, creating a fresh and airy shade. In this space a deck, which is both the floor and the table of the house, concentrated daily activities, resulting in meals and long conversations accompanied by craft making.

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

This was the role we found for the collective dining room: a large shipibo house. The dining room can be completely open or closed yielding a covered terrace with a vented skin.

© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

Covered outdoor margins create a shaded surround for habitations and an intermediate umbral for quotidian life. Walls themselves tend to merge with the roof or fade into a superposition of permeable

© Juan Balazs
© Juan Balazs

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Cite: "Ani Nii Shobo Lodge / Sandra Iturriaga + Samuel Bravo" 25 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794045/ani-nii-shobo-lodge-sandra-iturriaga-plus-samuel-bravo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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