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Bahia House by Marcio Kogan

The Bahia House makes use of the old popular knowledge that has been reinvented and incorporated throughout the history of Brazilian architecture. The house was considered for where it is, for the climate of where it is, for Bahia. And, for this no “green” software was used, no equipment and no calculations were made. The builders of bahian traditional houses have long-known how to keep interiors cool even with a blazing sun of more than 40ºC, long before the corbusian ideas had been tropicalized or even before Sir Norman Foster had given a precise, technological and scientific dimension to sustainable architecture. These bahian houses have roofs of clay, a banal material made in a rustic manner, and wooden ceilings. The openings have large panels of wooden Mashrabiyas brought to Brazil by the Portuguese colonial architecture since the first centuries of its occupation of the American territories, and its origin is of an Arabian cultural influence.

Bahia House, Salvador, Brazil by Marcio Kogan, Photography by Nelson Kon
via: Arch Daily


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3 Responses to
“Bahia House by Marcio Kogan”

  1. @jrmahon Says:

    Wonderful!

  2. zaim hakima Says:

    svp j'ai besoin l'idée de l'architect dans cet conception psq c trés important

  3. zaim hakima Says:

    c bien et biensur important mais j’ai besoin l’idée de l’architect

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