House in Tavira / Vitor Vilhena Architects

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© Joao Morgado

Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects
Location: Tavira,
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado

South of Portugal, Algarve, Tavira. Here the ocean peeks, while the 400 olive trees surround the house. An old building has to give place to a new one, keeping the twovolume- footprint in the soft topography.

© Joao Morgado

Based on the area occupied by the pre-existence, maintaining the orientation of the housing compartments south, the architectural concept seeks to create two parcels with separate identities, including one volume with irregular geometry and other volume of regular geometry that communicate through a glass hallway. The surrounding outdoors relate to the terrain, landscape and vegetation.

South Elevation
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