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House in Sequeiros / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura
  • Location: Amares, Portugal
  • Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda
  • Project Team: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
  • Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Luís Peixoto
  • Area: 288.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Xavier Antunes

© Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes © Xavier Antunes

From the architect. To adapt this old farmhouse to a dwelling-house the only necessary intervention was to demolish the partition walls. The house’s social areas were placed in the existing volume. 

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

Only a wooden “little box” was set to screen the kitchen area. To host the bedrooms a box unattached to the ground, coated with z - shaped corten steel profiles, was created. 

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes

In a singular way, the conjunct reminds the traditional rural assemblage of the threshing-floor, granary and farmhouse, as well as a text by Alberto Campo Baeza on boxes: “Caixas, Caixinhas e Caixotes”.

© Xavier Antunes
© Xavier Antunes
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