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Aldeia Temple, São Lourenço da Mata, Brazil by NEBR Arquitetura

Project name:
Aldeia Temple
Architecture firm:
NEBR Arquitetura
São Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco, Brazil
Felipe Petrovsky
Principal architect:
Edson Muniz (author)
Design team:
NEBR Arquitetura
Mateus Andrade
Interior design:
Built area:
68 m²
Site area:
800 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
RR Construções
Structural engineer:
RR Construções
Environmental & MEP:
Ivan Alves
NEBR Arquitetura
NEBR Arquitetura
Tools used:
RR Construções
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NEBR Arquitetura: – As for you, have you ever noticed how the world seems ugly from the start? Did you pay attention to the lack of gentle contours in things? Everything is hard and fere. I observe, you observe how he moves without collisions between the gums. Does it seem docile to you, just as sinuous, avoiding touches that might crush it? Because it seems false to me, I know it's his plots and I know of all the times that he concedes so that he doesn't do anything wrong. Olha, ouve, repair: these sinuosities are like a cobra, not a bird. – Caio Fernando Abreu

Templo do latim templum, means sacred place – but what are the characteristics that define the sacredness of a space? Is it also of an ecumenical nature? There are plenty of questions, there are no answers. Given this narrative, its implementation takes place in a condominium of residential lots in the bucolic territory of Aldeia, metropolitan region of Recife.

Nessa sensível attempt to trace or intangível through a plural otic, emerges from the firm terra um volume of strong calligraphy – ascending to the céu. In explicit and purposeful contrast with the exuberant Atlantic forest – two white hypotenuses attenuate a certain dichotomy between the sacred and the profane.

A simple soul shelter, without doors, with white walls and blue sky – let everyone experience an embroidery of light that overflows shadow and truly symbioses with the construction. Everything reverberates, or the rest is silence.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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