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Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos + Paulo Teodósio

  • Architects: Arquitectos Anonimos, Paulo Teodósio
  • Location: 4740-226 Esposende, Portugal
  • Architects:  Arquitectos Anónimo and Paulo Teodósio
  • Structural Consultant: Ricardo Fonseca, Luís Fernandes and Luís Gonçalves
  • Client: Maria Helena Ramos
  • Start Of Planning: 2004
  • Start Of Construction: 2005
  • Site area: 8,900 sqm
  • Built-up area: 288 sqm
  • Area: 157.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Ivo Canelas

© Ivo Canelas © Ivo Canelas © Ivo Canelas © Ivo Canelas

From the architect. An unusual and inverted process. The client convinced us to accept the responsibility to build with such a low cost. The shaped carcass, stoutly wrapped with cork bricks, deals a few radical ruptures, claiming a friendly distance to the neighborhood. Inside, the expectable "ready to inhabit" combines a straight preview to the changeable future and conditions, as direct as possible-translated in interior design. Some found nicknames: "the pavillion", "the hut", "the cork"...

© Ivo Canelas
© Ivo Canelas
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