Half moon house

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyEquipe Lamas
ArtistSamuel Lamas
Design TeamSamuel lamas , Michael Hunter
ClientSuzana e Rafael Mendes
CreditMichael hunter

50 meters from a waterfall in Pirenópolis de Goiás, Brazil, this 150sqm sustainable holiday home presents respectfully in the landscape by maintaining the natural topography of the plot. With a wooden structure and modular geometric reasoning, the implantation preserves the surrounding nature and incorporates it into the architecture through a patio. With natural light and cross ventilation in every room, the services facing west have sun light filtered by ceramic cobogos while the living areas, facing east, receive full height glazing doors and are shaded by a continuous balcony.

LAMAS is an architecture, design and engineering firm based in Brasilia, Brazil. The studio is led by founder, civil engineer Ruy Lamas, and his son, architect Samuel Lamas, the company's creative director. In its creation, in 1987, LAMAS operated exclusively in civil construction and, since 2010, the studio creates and develops architectural projects and authorial furniture. LAMAS seeks simplicity, utility and solidity in its projects and products designed for human experience today.