Aldeia III House

Aldeia III House

O Norte – Oficina de Criação
State of Pernambuco, Brazil | View Map
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Leonardo Finotti

Aldeia III House

O Norte – Oficina de Criação as Architects

Located in Aldeia, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Recife, the project is a pavilion that serves as an extension to a family home for a couple and their six children. The brief was to create additional spaces for family living as well as workspaces: the wife, a doula works with groups of pregnant women and the husband, a civil engineer requested a quiet office space. The extension needed to have a smooth transition to the existing house while also being a separate structure.


The thin plot, which leads to a steeply sloped dense forest guided the creation of a wide window towards the lush landscape. The solution was to design a demountable suspended wooden pavilion which allowed for an open and comfortable space on the ground floor as well as meet the design brief for a new master bedroom and office on the upper floor. The pavilion is connected to the existing residence through a private suspended walkway which is incorporated into the wooden structure.


The structural system is a made up of a combination of a Massaranduba timber framing and Jatobá  wood wall and floor lining with the ground and upper floor wet areas constructed in conventional concrete and masonry.



  1. Madeireira Aurora – Certified wood
  2. Celite –Bathroom accessories
  3. Dânica – Thermoacoustic roof (Thermoroof)
  4. NGK – Bathrooms flooring
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