Casa Cristo / PEEL Living Projects

© Arménio Teixeira

Architects: PEEL Living Projects  – Paulo Costa, José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Paulo Costa, José Carlos Oliveira, Rui Cardoso, Atsushi Ueno, Jorge Vieira
Client: Cristóvão Campos
Gross Built Area: 280 sqm
Completion: 2006
Cost: 180,000€
Photographs: Arménio Teixeira

© Arménio Teixeira

The site has strong countryside characteristics, between growing fields and scattered constructions, connected by winding roads and paths which arise some delicate urban issues.

© Arménio Teixeira

The program was conceived for a young couple: a living and dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a studio, bathrooms, and the master bedroom. In the basement, storage and garage.

© Arménio Teixeira

The progressive shape of the volume in a sober language that dialogues with the site, shows outwards now the house is organized, while establishing a promenade from the lowest level – the street- up to the highest and private space of the house, the studio.

basement plan

In the ground floor a straight stair connects with the 1st floor, illuminated by an extensive sky light that separates the master bedroom from the other bedrooms, common bathroom and the studio.

ground floor plan

A sober but expressive shape was explored both in and outside. Sucupira wood and white stucco coexist in the same way as the house to the site, in a calm disquietude.

Cite: "Casa Cristo / PEEL Living Projects" 17 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • msc

    Quite lame and poorly executed…