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Chalet house
Chalet house

Tarumã House is embedded in a sloped terrain of pristine rainforest in Manaus outskirts, next to the Tarumã River.

Based on the same passive sustainability concepts and materialities than the Campinarana House, the Tarumã House is opening up and dissolving its limits between interior and exterior space towards the green areas at the end and on the lateral side of the plot, while the vertical plane of the folded roof guarantees privacy and protection from the harsh afternoon sunlight.

The orientation of the house has been thought of to make sure the users of this house can enjoy tropical rains as a scenery without having to close any windows at all. The shape of the roof allows for hot air extraction in a natural manner as long as the format of the house forces air flows to cross-ventilate all spaces.

The choice of Corten as roof material was due to its low maintenance and evolutionary character in harmony with the rainforest and its reddish clay soil so present in the landscapes of the Amazon.

The concrete elevated groundfloor houses sleeping rooms and the upper steel structure houses living room, dining room, kitchen, barbecue area, lounge area and swimming pool at the top of the trees to better enjoy windflows, views of the surroundings and coexistence with the inumerous rainforest birds present in the region.

IAI Most Creative Award 2020/2021

Winners:Laurent Troost


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