Triptyque Architecture introduces TEMPO, a set of 9 houses, in the Bahia region of Brazil

Triptyque architecture introduces tempo, a set of 9 houses, in the bahia region of brazil

Triptyque Architecture introduces TEMPO, a set of 9 houses integrated in the exuberant nature of the Trancoso village, in the Bahia region of Brazil.

Trancoso, an historic village who became the fantasy of the lost tropical paradise, the symbol of a fully preservation of the colonial architecture and the Bahia flora. The village is placed on top of a hill overlooking the sea and the river, behind, the dense jungle extends. In the village center, the Quadrado, a rectangular square dominated by a small white church and surrounded by colored houses; at its entrance: the land of 1776m2 dedicated to the residential project TEMPO.

Triptyque architecture introduces tempo, a set of 9 houses, in the bahia region of brazil

This land is a piece of the jungle where there are among others, Gamaleira, a huge tree of 10m diameter, sacred in African culture and symbolizing the time. No trees will be removed, on the contrary, each of the 9 housing units will receive a local tree who will grow in the center of its architecture. The project promotes a process of reforestation instead of a designed landscape.

Triptyque architecture introduces tempo, a set of 9 houses, in the bahia region of brazil

This architecture echoes the traditional pattern of colonial houses: the hub of life is at the center of the house, it is a large outdoor terrace integrated in the surrounding nature.

The architecture is refined, leaving the first part to the wealth nature of the place. The materials: wood and concrete, come from the region within an area of maximum 250km around Trancoso. The scale respects the density of the village, the units are unique and privileged. The residential complex offers a common area to relax around a pool and a bar.

Triptyque architecture introduces tempo, a set of 9 houses, in the bahia region of brazil

TEMPO is also a social initiative: Crescendo com TEMPO in which all providers guarantee the training of local apprentices to enhance and sustain local crafts (carpentry, weaving straw, clay …).

Triptyque architecture introduces tempo, a set of 9 houses, in the bahia region of brazil

TEMPO invested into time of growth, time of learning; and the project meets its environment by integrating it gently.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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