giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil

a look at ‘Folhas Sagradas’ by atelier daniel florez

 

Facing the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, ‘Folhas Sagradas’ is the latest addition to Hotel Kilombo Villas in Tibau do Sul, Brazil. Atelier Daniel Florez was invited to complete the new beach pavilion as a cluster of three, giant leaf-shaped pergolas made of laminated wood and bamboo. Underneath the curving structures, hammocks gently sway in the wind, and earth-toned furniture pieces sit scattered across the sandy ground, keeping the overall design subtle and in gentle dialogue with nature.

 

Counteracting the strong tropical sun and daytime heat, the pergolas provide plenty of shaded and ventilated space below the polycarbonate roof by projecting the shadow of a leaf that moves and disappears with the movements of the clouds, wind, and sun. Meanwhile, a refrigeration system made with pipes circulates, through the beams, evaporating aromatic water into the mega-umbrella to cool the temperature and water the numerous plants peppered throughout the pavilion.

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
all images © Maíra Acayaba

 

 

in gentle dialogue with the oceanscape 

 

The harmonizing relationship with the Brazilian oceanscape continues at night, when a warm artificial light filters through the tops, turning each pergola into a glowing leaf, visible from the terraces nearby. ​The lamps, designed with NYC-based Office Natalia Priwin, incorporate recycled parts of bamboo and copper cylinders that hang from the beams; each cylinder expresses the passage of time with its greenish oxidation caused by salty winds.

 

The perception of the sacred floating leaves as well as their projected shadows remind us poetically of our commitment to life and to the preservation of other species that inhabit our planet, turning the tourist stay at the Hotel into an educational experience,‘ writes the architecture studio

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
‘Folhas Sagradas’ is the latest addition to Hotel Kilombo Villas in Tibau do Sul, Brazil

 

 

recyclable, transportable, all-natural wood + bamboo

 

Structure-wise, the wooden columns at the perimeter build a classic entrance facing the sea, each carved in an anthropomorphic shape standing 2.3 meters high. Enlivening these pillars is the mega-umbrella’s double curvature that projects a different shadow on each column.

 

To ensure an almost zero carbon impact, Atelier Daniel Florez used GLT timber from fast-growing trees of reforestation areas, bamboo, natural stone, and a white sand draining floor that returns the water to the aquifers. ‘The pavilion is designed to be removable, transportable, and recyclable, thus committing to the principles of circular economy,’ concludes the practice. 

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
curving structures echoing the 3D shape of leaves

folhas-sagradas-designboom-1800

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
hammocks gently sway in the wind

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
the striated bamboo and wood pergolas offer ample shading and ventilation

folhas-sagradas-designboom-full

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
using all natural and recyclable material to achieve almost zero carbon impact

giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez's beach pavilion in brazil
warm lighting at night time amplifies the pergolas’ sculptural shape

folhas-sagradas-designboom-full-3

 

 

1/10
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 
giant, leaf-shaped pergolas compose atelier daniel florez’s beach pavilion in brazil
 

project info:

 

name: Folhas Sagradas 

location: Hotel Kilombo Villas, Tibau do Sul, Brazil

architecture: Atelier Daniel Florez | @atelierdanielflorez

design team: Daniel Florez, Luis F. Inglada, Wendy Cruz 

structural engineering: Marcio Medeiros, Enecol

structural engineering consultant: Dr. Everaldo Pletz

general contracting: Atelier Daniel Florez + Eduardo Kilombo

lighting design: Office Natalia Priwin

drone pilot: Matias Venegas Brunet

photography: Maíra Acayaba | @mairaacayaba

ARCHITECTURE IN BRAZIL (297)

BAMBOO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (318)

BIOMIMICRY (11)

WOOD AND TIMBER ARCHITECTURE (554)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5