triptyque architecture’s tempo villas to be integrated into brazilian rainforest
all images © triptyque by VZO studio




to be nestled among the lush greenery of the bahia region in brazil, triptyque architecture has proposed ‘TEMPO’- a series of nine houses based adjacent to a colonial village called transcoso.

no trees will be uprooted with the construction of TEMPO




the village of transcoso is placed on top of the hill with a dense jungle behind and the ocean in front, while a 1,776 sqm land has been left for the residential project. focusing on gently integrating the existing with the new. the architecture of each unit will mimic the traditional pattern seen on the colonial houses and utilize locally sourced concrete and timber from the region. during construction, the project aims to promote a process of reforestation instead of a designed landscape.

each of the houses will spill onto an outdoor deck and pool area




‘the architecture is refined, leaving the first part to the wealth nature of the place.’ comments triptique, ‘the units are unique and privileged and once completed, the residential complex will offer a common area to relax around a pool and a bar.’

the scheme will be fully preserve the colonial architecture and the bahia flora

the project promotes a process of reforestation instead of a designed landscape

each of the 9 housing units will receive a local tree who will grow in the center of its architecture



project info:



project name: tempo   
client: iv incorporadora
place: trancoso, bahia, brésil
date: 2016
site area: 1.776m²
built area: 905,09m²
architecture: triptyque architecture
partners: gregory bousquet, carolina bueno, guillaume sibaud and olivier raffaëlli
coordinator: luiz trindade
project manager: lorena quiroga    
construction: viver bahia
structure: dantas projetos estruturais
electric and hydraulic project: of. caran