brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures

Co-Living INGÁ advocates for urban green spaces in Brazil

 

Laurent Troost Architectures has designed Co-Living INGÁ, a community living project in the heart of Manaus, Brazil. Situated just one block from the iconic Teatro Amazonas, this development aims to encourage private investment in the city’s historic areas by blending residential spaces with nature. The project comprises three 43 sqm one-bedroom apartments and three 52 sqm two-bedroom apartments, all surrounded by native flora and unconventional edible plants (PANCs). The building stands out in an urbanistically underdeveloped area with its street-level transparency and lush vegetation, advocating for increased greenery in city centers.

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
all images courtesy of Laurent Troost Architectures | image by Susan Valentim

 

 

Laurent Troost Architectures’ project features six apartments 

 

The apartments designed by Laurent Troost Architectures feature large sliding glass doors, offering residents flexibility and a sense of spaciousness. Each unit is enhanced by cross-ventilation and natural shading, ensuring optimal comfort. Community amenities include a collective laundry, shared storage room, vegetable garden, barbecue area, and a deck with a shower offering views of Teatro Amazonas. The Manaus-based firm has created compact and highly efficient floor plans by eliminating service areas within the units. The project revitalizes its surroundings with improved public lighting and urban art by Amazonian artists Curumiz and Wira Tini, who have adorned the nearby walls.

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
this development promotes private investment in Manaus’ historic areas

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
three 43 sqm one-bedroom apartments and three 52 sqm two-bedroom apartments are housed in the building

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
native flora and unconventional edible plants envelop the residence

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
street-level transparency and lush vegetation advocate for greenery in city centers

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
units benefit from cross-ventilation and natural shading

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large sliding glass doors, provide flexibility and spaciousness

brazilian flora envelops community living project by laurent troost architectures
the project revitalizes its surroundings | image by Susan Valentim

 

 

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improved public lighting complements the surroundings
improved public lighting complements the surroundings
community amenities include a collective laundry, shared storage room, vegetable garden and more
community amenities include a collective laundry, shared storage room, vegetable garden and more
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project info:

 

name: INGÁ Co-living
architect: Laurent Troost Architectures | @laurenttroost
location: Manaus, Brazil
photographer: Susan Valentim | @susanvalentim

 

 

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