Painal Farm by N2B Arquitetura in Cravinhos, Brazil

Project: Painal Farm
Architects: N2B Arquitetura
Location: Cravinhos, Brazil
Area: 13,917 sf
Photographs by: Courtesy of N2B Arquitetura

Painal Farm by N2B Arquitetura

N2B Arquitetura has designed the Painal Farm – a contemporary project in Cravinhos, Brazil. The residence is planted on a vast farm land and features spaces designed to suit the owner’s needs for switching to agroforestry from monoculture farming.

The concept of the project is based on the farmer’s decision to switch from monoculture farming to agroforestry, which is a land use management system that grows different species of trees or shrubs around or among crops providing enhanced yields from staple food. This diversification of the farming system improves the land and allows for more functionality and sustainability.

The design team focused on rethinking the farm’s structure, evaluating which spaces, circulation areas, and buildings were fundamental for this new agricultural phase. The architects were guided by the concepts of agroforestry towards sustainable and multipurpose spaces, taking advantage of technology such as renewable energy systems and rainwater harvesting for irrigation.

The building that is dedicated to storing agricultural machinery and inputs materialized through a large roof, under which a block of thick rammed earth walls was built using the soil from the area, consequently enhancing the building’s thermal efficiency. The ground floor is currently being used as the farm’s warehouse. The farm’s office space is located on the upper floor, benefiting from the geographical position. This area has a simple functional program, including a reception, meeting room, dining room, and administration room. At the client’s request, modular dwellings were designed for the employees. These houses are a contemporary reinterpretation of the colonial architecture of farmhouses from the 16th and 19th centuries in Brazil.

The “settler houses” are quite simple, consisting of a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Outside, there is a veranda for socializing and gathering, inspired by the porches of the colonial period. The backyard includes a laundry room, a barbecue area, and a garage in one single space. The houses were also built using steel structures and rammed earth to create visual unity in the design and also improve thermal efficiency.

Rather than using ornamental plants, like usual, the landscape design is filled with vegetable and fruit gardens, sharing the principles of agroforestry, which allows the residents/employees to be more connected with the food provided by the farm.

N2B Arquitetura


Tags: brazil, contemporary, Cravinhos, interior, modern, N2B Arquitetura, Painal Farm

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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