Quinta dos Alcoutins / GGLLatelier

  • 18 Feb 2013
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© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: GGLLatelier
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
Design Team: Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, José Doroana, Ana Braga
Structural Engineers: Betar, Miguel Villar
Contractor : Ultracasa
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The House is inserted on an estate situated at the northern limit of Lisbon, the lot is north-facing with an accentuated decline. 

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

A grey volume draws the exterior spaces of the house and rectifies the inclined nature of the terrain, allowing the social areas a better solar exposure, the slanting white volume floats over it, turned away from the exterior limits of the lot and opening over the garden and the swimming pool. 

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The distribution is pragmatic and very clear: The grey volume is filled with the complementary spaces of the house, illuminated by a patio carved in it (Shower room, Spa, Cinema room, Wine cellar and Garage) the white volume is occupied by the main spaces of the house (Lounge, Library, Kitchen and Bedrooms) privileged by the transparency towards the garden and swimming pool. 

Ground Floor Plan

The rooftop is torn by a white terrace overlooking the Golf-course and the city skyline.

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