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Lagoa Azul Shelter: Between Water and Sky
Designed by David Huang

From: Boston, United States
Shelter location: Brazil
Date accepted: August 23, 2009

Lencois Maranhenses is a vast desert that is transformed into hundreds of turquoise lagoons during the rainy season. Made primarily from native wood, the shelter is anchored in a lagoon on galvanized steel piers and shaded by a fabric roof, which channels the heavy rainfall into a wooden storage tank for drinking and washing. The shelter’s deck and walls float independently of the piers, registering the seasonally changing water level.

Lagoa Azul Shelter: Between Water and Sky
Lagoa Azul Shelter: Between Water and Sky
Lagoa Azul Shelter: Between Water and Sky
Lagoa Azul Shelter: Between Water and Sky

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