Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Indigenous Park, Park Mato and more!

AMAZON/Xingú/ Kamaiurá oca, Xingú Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The people of the Xingú tribes live in wood and thatch houses called ocas. Each oca houses a family of up to thirty people.

INUIT Inuvialuit cold season dwellings: Napaqtat: In the early 1900s Inuvialuit started using wood stoves in their sod houses instead of heating them with oil lamps. Tunnel entrances were no longer required, and instead people built sod houses with a door made of wood or skins. This type of sod house is known as a napaqtaq (NWT Archives/G79-001-302).

Casa Branca / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Chalabi

Comfort and building maintenance throughout the years are two fundamental aspects for houses built in tropical areas next to the sea, where the high temperatures and the effect of the sea air determine the extreme local conditions. The White House...

Escola São Paulo de Ciência Avançada reúne cientistas de 10 países e representantes de povos indígenas da América do Sul no IEL-Unicamp até 2 de abril (foto: Mutua Mehinaku no Alto Xingu/Acervo pessoal)

Exterior appearance: This house is made with all bamboo making it environmentally friendly. The windows have big all bamboo shades that are put at the right angle so that when the sun is the hottest it shades the window. This means you don't have to spend as much money cooling your house. The layout is quite spacious leaving lots of room to move around for wheelchairs.

AMAZON/Xingú/ diagram of an oca (family house) or a maloca (communal longhouse) of the Xingu tribes.