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Garage & Garden Facilities / Nuno Castro

  • 01:00 - 15 January, 2011
Garage & Garden Facilities / Nuno Castro
Garage & Garden Facilities / Nuno Castro, © Nuno Castro
© Nuno Castro

© Nuno Castro © Nuno Castro © Nuno Castro © Nuno Castro +22

From the architect. This site originally was filled with a volume that lacked a clear form and was slicing the property and surrounding garden areas into unusable spaces. The pre-existing garage was removed and a new design was proposed focusing on leisure, gardening, and storage, along with uniting the previously disjointed spaces.

© Nuno Castro
© Nuno Castro

The program required both public and private areas. A new concrete block garage was constructed, accommodating up to 3 cars as well as spaces for storage. The architect utilized the new garage structure to carve out nooks and maximizing the garden space. The result is an interesting mix of colors and intimate spaces. The barbecue/outdoor entertainment area opes on to the lawn, and the gardens are defined in segments for vegetables and fruit trees.

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ground floor plan

Carefully placed on the southwest face on a steeply wooded slop are the utilities, laundry, bathroom, and a passageway to the garage. Facing the vegetable garden is a space designed for the storage of tools and the inside wall, facing the parking spaces is another nook for wood storage.

© Nuno Castro
© Nuno Castro

The resulting structure is an 18 x 8.5 x 2.5m rectangle parallelepiped with a hipped roof, subdivided in 6 different parts fulfilling 6 different needs. Each service is identified with a different color and is within a homogeneous concrete structure, composing 4 different facades of a right rectangular prism.

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mei · January 21, 2011

loco nuno ! muy muy muy bien !

Peat Wong · January 20, 2011

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Jürgen · January 19, 2011

Completely fantastic! Thank you!

blogs of the world · January 17, 2011

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Lily · January 17, 2011

thank you! I am impressed:).

nuno castro · January 16, 2011

Roof construction:
200mm reinforced concrete slab
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2x 3mm Waterproofing membrane
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80mm Lightweight concrete ("Leca")

DanLin · January 16, 2011

It's quite amazing. As lily I was also wondering what material was used on the roof. Well done, but the portuguese architecture is always good

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Andrew Firstenberger · January 16, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · January 16, 2011

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Lily · January 16, 2011

Exellent! I wonder what materials they used to build the roof or what kind of roof it is? Does anybody know?

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Edgard Georges · January 15, 2011

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up_today_arch · January 15, 2011

Wow... best garage I´ve ever seen... honesty... very nice!

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