Vila Oxalá是一套两栋房子,位于巴西巴伊亚州南部的马拉乌半岛,占地1.475平方米。它位于一个安静的区域,被大自然所包围,离Barra Grande村不远。主屋Vila Oxalá I是作为业主的第一个家而建造的,业主是一对来自圣保罗的夫妇,他们希望放慢脚步,抚养他们的孩子。该项目的概念是一个融合了室内和室外生活空间的房子,具有宽敞的开口、花园景观和丰富的自然通风。一个实用的房子,拥有紧凑而舒适的房间和宽阔的视野,可以享受宁静的环境和舒适的气候。

Vila Oxalá is a set o two houses in a 1.475m2 plot on the Peninsula of Maraú, Southern Bahia, Brazil. It is located in a quiet area, surrounded by nature, and not far from the Barra Grande village. The main house, Vila Oxalá I, has been built as the first home of the owners, a couple from São Paulo, who were looking to slow down and raise their children. The project’s concept is a house that merges indoor and outdoor living spaces with generous openings, garden views, and abundant natural ventilation. A practical house with compact yet comfortable rooms and wide views to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the pleasant climate.


The project’s volumetry is very simple, made of two blocks with gabled roofs, interconnected by wooden decks and a pergola. Circulation runs entirely outside, making both built volumes independently and preserving the sleeping area from the noise of the social area, as the owners usually host family and friends. The materials were chosen based on what was readily available locally. The house was built using traditional construction methods such as concrete, clay blocks, and wood, to keep it simple and utilize as much local knowledge and technologies as possible.


Regarding bioclimatic criteria, the main orientation was defined as east-west, ensuring that all main rooms receive the morning sun and are protected from the afternoon heat by the wet area. All enclosed spaces have abundant natural cross-ventilation provided by the primary openings that are directed towards the prevailing winds and secondary ones in the higher part of each room. Spaces located facing the west facade have high ceilings and cobogós (hollow bricks) to help dissipate excess heat, keeping the house cool enough to avoid the use of air conditioning in the bedrooms for most of the year and all year round in the social area.


Both ventilation and sunlight can be controlled in different ways, either by the wooden hinged shutters or by roller blinds made of palm straw, which also provide privacy on the terraces when desired. The house is suspended from the ground by about 70cm, which isolates the floor from humidity in the rainy season and piping installations are easily accessible for eventual maintenance.

Architects: Paloma Siqueira Arquiteta
Area: 222 m²
Year: 2017
Photographs:OKA Fotografia
Manufacturers: Cores da Roça, Deca, Madecol, Nemetscheck, Pau Brasil Marcenaria, Simonassi Bahia, Taurino Silva, Trimble Navigation
Architect In Charge: Paloma Siqueira
Engineering: Renato Manzoli, e DMA Engenharia
City: Maraú
Country: Brazil