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SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO

  • 01:00 - 8 March, 2010
SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO
SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO, © Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

© Manuel Correia © Manuel Correia © Manuel Correia © Manuel Correia +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santo Tirso, Porto, Portugal
  • Architects

  • Project Architect

    Sérgio Nobre
  • Design Team

    Gustavo Custódio
  • Structural Engineers

    Ricardo Mendes, Eng.
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. With the use of maxima deployment allowed by ground in its vertical projection, resulted the volume of the building.

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

The idea was blend a sculpture image with architectural needs, making them ambiguous, was the proposal made to the owner, as a work premise.

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

We used a 10 ° flexion in two volumes, in order to maintain among themselves a common language. The application of bending, runs one of the volumes in its horizontal axis, and the other in its vertical axis. This gesture created a distant positioning to a formal level between the two block, allowing however have several readings volumes. These large volumes almost blind, provides you a very strong image.

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

Between the "bodies" happens the entry, where highlights, through a sectioning of the volume on the horizontal axis.

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

The organization of space, starts in the north wing of the house, a relationship between the house and an existing elementary school. Sought to break with some of the architectural forms of identification, especially outside windows that were used in the smallest possible number. Lighting/ventilation of rooms happens from individual small patios.

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
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Rafael Michalak · April 05, 2010 #arquitetura

FattyToby · March 17, 2010

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up_today_arch · March 10, 2010

I little bit surprised, outside optic is different with inside style. When you see the house, you wait something special interior... Or more interesting structure...

word · March 10, 2010

come on AD, you're better than this...

arnold · March 10, 2010

the client of this house, was a lambo driver, who wanted "lambo house". it easy to understand the idea of exterior forms ;-).

jfco. · March 10, 2010

the lambo looks cool...

Andrew Judge · March 09, 2010

I like your house. May I copy it for myself?

Leroy · March 09, 2010

Portugal does it again.

Thanks for the diagrams by the way, they really explain the whole project, really makes me understand it helpful, what a joke...

And the that really necessary!? just takes away all the credibility of the project.

linas · March 09, 2010

Nice car...I was very disappointed, when found that it isn't Souto de Moura houses in Ponte de Lima.

joao · March 09, 2010

Que BIMBO!!!
Mas Lamborgonis em Portugal são cada vez mais... para uns quantos e a par da miséria geral!

Nicholas Patten · March 09, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: SGLight House.

Adrem · March 09, 2010

I agree with Michael and Ted: very disappointing.

Hale.H. · March 09, 2010

of course you ll sacrifice some functions for the pure form~

yeah · March 09, 2010 02:23 PM

By the pure form - do you mean the very visible gutters (which destroy this impression) or a very thick roof-plate? (there are alternatives)

Nuno · March 09, 2010

You are right Enceladus, this is a poor copy of Souto de Moura's work in which the shape was generated by the terrain characterists. Yes, the Lamborghini is just the cherry on top of the cake...

Ted · March 09, 2010

I don't understand the point of this project. At first glance it piqued my interest but further inspection disappoints. The plan and section are very basic. The interiors are dark and uninteresting. It appears all efforts were directed to creating a piece of sculpture. As sculpture it has some interest but the idea that it is a combination of sculpture and function isn't convincing.

Michael · March 09, 2010

Hang on a minute!!!!!
Are there really no windows in the bedrooms?!?!?!
Am I mis-reading the drawings?
Surely it can't be true.....
Someone tell me I'm mistaken.... please.

Scott Lowe · March 11, 2010 08:26 AM

And in case you missed it the roof is made of glass. Or at least that is what the shadows on the floor plan are telling me.

Michael · March 09, 2010 05:40 AM

I mean I can see the lightwell thingys, but really, seriously?!
A whole block of land that you could landscape as you please and I have to sit in my bed looking at a wall in a 600mm wide lightwell?

Sometimes concepts should just stay as concepts.

stephen · March 09, 2010

Oh yes i meant epitome, but funny- epidemy has a meaning that does sort of fit with my thoughts.
im afraid my children may "catch this" in future without my protection.

Michael · March 09, 2010 05:29 AM

One day we may have a vaccine....

Back to the project, I wouldn't mind seeing some more interior shots. I think.

Peter · March 09, 2010

Expensive and lame. What a waste. If only it looked like Souto de Moura...not in a million years. As for the car, not bad for a nouveau riche client...

Home Decor News · March 09, 2010

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stephen · March 09, 2010

this is the epidemy of architectural nonsense. a cartoon view of human reality.

Michael · March 09, 2010 02:55 AM

Stephen, do you mean 'epitome' or are you really referring to some sort of architectural pandemic?
White Flu, perhaps?

Bocetos Digitales · March 09, 2010

SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO: © Manuel Correia
Architects: GRAU.ZERO
Location: Santo Tirso, Porto, Portugal

@fariatomas · March 09, 2010

Great work !

roadkill · March 09, 2010

looks nice but very similar to a private house by Souto de Moura.... is it me who thinks that?

Pedro Palma · March 09, 2010

algum empresário ou jogador de futebol não?lamborghini em portugal é de estranhar...

enceladus · March 08, 2010

déjà vu:

the photo with the car could not be takier...

faith · March 09, 2010 05:21 AM

a nice house

ArchitecturePassion · March 08, 2010

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