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NG House / Arquitectos Anonimos

  • 01:00 - 10 August, 2009
NG House / Arquitectos Anonimos
NG House / Arquitectos Anonimos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santo Tirso, Portugal
  • Architects

    Arquitectos Anónimos®, Maria Veloso and Vasco Aragão
  • Structural Consultant

    Hélder Ferreira
  • Client

    Norte Golfe
  • Site area

    1,100 sqm
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. Sometimes we dig up foundations only to cover them up again. A safe certainty to determine what can be shown in the pre-existings. 

This extension, a wooden finished container, side toped with big glass plans, answers to a simple program possible to become a private house.

It is an open space with the pavement equiped, ready to receive the adequate facilities (bath and kitchen modules) to become a single person house. 

We design a light metalic system which permits ample overhangs, freeing up the interior space from other structural elements or walls. The transmition of forces from the tube-box is supported on the powerfull existing stone wall.

Cite: "NG House / Arquitectos Anonimos" 10 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/31478/ng-house-arquitectos-anonimos/>
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30 Comments

ridzuan shafie · July 27, 2015

dear sir

my name is ridzuan i would like to bring your ideas building home with this container to my country malaysia hope you can contact me or this projects

Michele Ferrari · May 28, 2012

remember fifties houses designed by Marcel Breuer?! #architecture
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cantileversRus · January 07, 2012

L O L!!!!

Marcello Tavone · September 23, 2011

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SerbianGuy · April 07, 2011

TRUE!!!

Tiago Sillos Padovani · March 24, 2011

Categoria!

José Faro · September 27, 2010

Less is more... Just simply simple
NG House http://www.archdaily.com/?p=31...

Mark Clifford · February 01, 2010

Wat r u on about? It looks like a slatted unit!!! the williams studio...ders a building for ya.

Paraic Walsh · February 01, 2010

Nice Nice building!!

Dina Correia · November 11, 2009

Love the project! Great combination of materials.
Muito bom!

1GR3 · September 03, 2009

nice materials but very poor boxy form...

balder van de rose · August 12, 2009

that's very ok.

sonia · August 12, 2009

Hey guys.
This in fact is not a residential house (but could be), but a stand of a condominium sales call north golf.

can look at www.arquitectosanonimos.com

Mike · August 12, 2009

Ugh. Another uninspired box. Where's the creativity?

Tiago Dias · January 23, 2010 05:40 AM

For sure, no Zaha Hadid...
But it seems the architect was dealt very little, and still managed to come out with something interesting.
Still a box nevertheless...But if I had to live in a box, maybe I would choose this one.
Maybe the materials, maybe the huge raised window...I don't know.

pi · August 11, 2009

beautiful object..but i agree with some of the critic comments likt that's "too tube/cavelike"

The Big Black &amp; White Zebr · August 11, 2009

Elegant simplicity from Portugal... yet again.
Beautifully designed, detailed and made.

Why is it bad to live in a tube, why is it wrong to live in a simple space, why does the geometry have to be complex?

Also, how big a space do we need to live in. As we stamp our footprint ever and ever larger. As populations increase we need to be more modest with the space we take up. Maybe fewer possessions would require less space.

I like the way the new structure uses the old stone walls in the most delicate way. There is a real dynamic and respect between the two... fantastico!

Eric · August 11, 2009 07:55 PM

I agree - I see nothing wrong with living in a small, simple tube like space...

However, I don't see why the designer(s) would interrupt that space with the kitchen module (per the plan and section). I also don't like how the center section of the plan just sort of feels like left over unused space between the stair, the toilet module and the kitchen module.

I did notice in the plan that it appears as though there was to be a window behind the wood slats near the stair - but I don't see it in the photos. I think this type of move would help alleviate the concerns drawn by most of the other critiques.

Dan · August 11, 2009

very nice "kiss" between old and new, light and heavy, solid/open etc.

theChavacano · August 11, 2009

Yes it looks like a pavillion, a guest house and a container, but still beautiful and works, Portugal, Brazil, what is it the lenguage or the Nyemeyer and Siza influences?

Wargo · August 11, 2009

Look as a pavillion.

Eric · August 11, 2009

If that's the structural scheme, it must be tough to get up the stairs...

hj · August 11, 2009

it could've used a cantilever imho

zga · August 10, 2009

very nice but why no windows in the side - mess up the simplicity? too tube/cavelike.

sullka · August 10, 2009

mmmm.......at first glance I thought: AWESOME!

I still think it's beautiful, but I think it works better as a house's pavilion or a guest house, as a main residence it's too "containerish".

Either case would love to see it finished, with the freestanding bathroom and kitchen modules.

INawe · August 10, 2009 11:26 PM

agreed.

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