A Stark White Residence Signals the Renaissance of a Brazilian Fishing Town

In a 4,000-person village known for epic windsurfing vacations, Atelier Branco builds a striking courtyard home.
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The village of São Miguel do Gostoso has always been remote. Cut off by the caatinga, a huge swath of semiarid land stretching into the Atlantic Ocean at Brazil’s easternmost point, the coastal town was accessible only by horseback as recently as the 1960s. Architect Pep Pons got there in 2011, while taking what he thought would be a sabbatical from his job in Zurich.

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