Laurent Troost Campinarana House
Campinarana House is Silver Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
Campinarana House

In the Amazon, natural conditions are extreme and the proximity of the equatorial zone requires an architecture oriented towards thermal comfort and "passive" sustainability: adequate footprint, protective eaves, dimensioning and orientation of cross ventilation openings, as well as preservation of local ecological systems. To preserve the pre-existing Campinarana – a type of Amazon forest -, the main architectural strategy was to minimize footprint by reversing the classic housing typology: sleeping rooms are located on the ground floor and living spaces on the upper floor.

Campinarana House
Laurent Troost Campinarana
Laurent Troost House
Laurent Troost design
Laurent Troost design

Laurent Troost ARCHITECTURES deals with projects ranging from art to architecture and urbanism. Based in the Brazilian Amazon, and always keen on crossing limits between disciplines, the company is led by Laurent, a Belgian Architect (ISAIVH Brussels March 2001), that holds a specialization in ‘Geography and the City’ at Escola da Cidade, São Paulo (2010).  Laurent has led project for important architecture offices in Brazil, Spain, Holland and Dubai, such as Office for Metropolitan Architecture – Rem Koolhaas and Studio Arthur Casas. Since 2013 he is also the Urban Planning Director at Manaus Municipality.