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Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino

  • 01:00 - 27 November, 2012
Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino
Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Benavente, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Miguel Marcelino
  • Collaboration

    Pedro Dourado
  • Electrical Engineering

    Orlando Sousa
  • Landscape Design

    Ana Amaro
  • Gross Floor Area

    282 sqm
  • Gross Volume

    854 sqm
  • Building Footprint

    173 sqm
  • Site Area

    2175 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. The plot  is located in the middle of a “montado” landscape, being the best views to the north with a lake and the skyline punctuated by cork oak trees.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The house is organized in a compact volume of two floors, complemented by three courtyards all different in size and features.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

A first large courtyard, enclosed, intimate, situates on the south side, embracing a big existing cork oak. Next to the back entrance there is another smaller patio, for service.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The third courtyard works as a key element in the relationship between home and the north side – it’s a slim space with a large horizontal opening that frames the landscape – it has an atmosphere of a "inner space outdoors”, the light is soft, by reflection on the outer wall that receives direct sunlight.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

This vertical courtyard communicates with a staircase that leads to an open terrace, the last element of the sequence of spaces, patios and atmospheres that go from more introspective and private to more open and outside.

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