The Residence in Derby is located in Derby neighbourhood, an urban area in the city of Recife/Brazil. The construction was divided into two stages, one completed in 2004 and the other in 2008. The site is a unique space, characterized by the architects as an urban oasis: an area with a high presence of trees and nature around, that once was farmland inside a massive constructed environment. Due to this peculiarity, the site has a value that attracts building contractors. This led the architects to conceive a design that would minimize the interference on the land and preserve native trees.
Thinking about a future scenario, the architects decided to design a house that could be easily relocated if someday the owner received an offer to sell the site. Therefore, it would be a one time expense by designing for future disassembly.
Images courtesy by the architects.