Manaus House / Alexia Convers Architecture

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Manaus, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  697
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Ivan De La Luz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Cemex, Deca, Fanimation, Jado
© Ivan De La Luz

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest, in a green area of Manaus right by the Rio Negro River.

© Ivan De La Luz

The check pattern of the floorplan, made of an alternance of  raised roofs and opened interior patios, starts with a total permeability from the street and opens gradually towards the forest. The limits between interior and exterior spaces are then diluted. Nature is invited into the house which becomes greener and greener towards the forest. This alternance system in the day area also provides a comfortable natural ventilation to evacuate the heat in this humid tropical weather as well as natural light. Fresh air comes down into the planted patios and the clerestory windows created by raised roofs let the hot air flow out.

© Ivan De La Luz
Floor Plan
© Ivan De La Luz

In this tropical monsoon weather, water is also a component of the house. The rain creates a waterfall in the entry hall and every interior patio enjoys rain chains. They contribute to a relaxing ambient sound when raining.

© Ivan De La Luz

The night area developps on the east side, around a bigger interior patio distributing all the bedrooms. Every bathroom also account for their own opened planted patio. The house provides a constant visual relationship with the trees, which also produce a very beneficial shade to the house. From anywhere in the house you have a green view.

© Ivan De La Luz

The house is made of a concrete structure with local exotic wood doors, windows and decks. The finish floors are white cement and all the wet areas - the infinity pool, bbq area and entrance waterfall - are iron oxydated concrete.

© Ivan De La Luz

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Cite: "Manaus House / Alexia Convers Architecture" [Casa Manaus / Alexia Convers Architecture] 22 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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