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Cerveira House / dEMM Arquitectura

  • Architects: dEMM Arquitectura
  • Location: Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
  • Architects:  dEMM arquitectura, Emanuel Silva
  • Collaborators:  Manuel Pais Vieira
  • Structural Engineering:  Gepec
  • Contractor: J. Camilo
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Pedro Lobo

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From the architect. Located in the Portugal Northwest border, the Vila Nova de Cerveira House was designed for weekend use, promoting the relationship between interior and exterior, integrating the astonishing surroundings on a glass interior. 

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

Emphasizing the equilibrium with the surrounding morphology, the horizontal volumes contrast with the stone coating of the basement floor, on a material and chromatic counterpoint dialogue. The upper floor is divided in two volumes, that intersect in the axis of horizontal and vertical circulation, conferring efficiency to the space articulation.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

Based on minimal intervention, the outdoor spaces promote relaxation and enjoyment of the surroundings. Bringing the interior configuration accuracy outside, the communion needed and desired in a summer house is accomplished.

© Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo
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