The colored constructions of the local vernacular architecture, as well as the pitched roof mixes well with the precise lines of modern volumes. Located in front of a beautiful beach in the city of Itacaré, in the Brazilian northeast -, the site of House Txai has a wall that reaches 13 meters above sea level. This topographical condition permits that, even with the existing treetops, it is possible to observe a beautiful view of the sea from the site. Furthermore, the lower area is susceptible to a little flooding, thus confirming the implantation of a higher point. The implantation together with the vegetation also created a strong integration with the landscape.
To avoid excessive verticalization and, thereby accommodating the entire program, the house rests on two different levels close to the summit, without the levels overlapping one another. This solution ended up creating an artificial site, as a second nature, which recomposes the original topography, now with the house settled. The materials used in the house are all local. Efforts were made to also have raw finishings that age well in the aggressive tropical coastal climate. In the case of the volumes, in a palate inspired by the local houses, the architecture sought live and pure colors which, when applied on the wooden muxarabis, contributed to the durability of the material to create a thick layer of protection against the sea-mist.
The House Txai offers a radical experience of integration between the inside and out. It is a place where you can drink cocoa water, swing on the hammocks in front of the rooms. The tropical atmosphere of Bahia impregnates all of the spaces and the contact with the garden makes it necessary to use the house, while integrating the trajectories of quotidian life.