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House in Afife / Nuno Brandao Costa

  • 01:00 - 13 September, 2010
House in Afife / Nuno Brandao Costa
House in Afife / Nuno Brandao Costa, © Arménio Teixeira
© Arménio Teixeira

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Afife, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Architect

    Nuno Brandão Costa
  • Collaboration

    André Eduardo Tavares, Pedro Almeida, Marta Reis
  • Client

    Ricardo Ferreira da Silva
  • Foundations & Structures

    Ricardo Ferreira da Silva
  • Hydraulic Equipment And Fittings

    Ricardo Ferreira da Silva
  • Electricity

    GPIC, Raul Serafim Barros Silva
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

From the architect. The house, a project for a friend of mine, was meant to fit into the rural scale of the site.

All was therefore mostly kept at ground level, in two separate concrete volumes, grazing against the existing granite wall that set the geometry of the plan.

© Arménio Teixeira
© Arménio Teixeira

Bedrooms, kitchen, office and garage were condensed together. All with sliding doors and panels and very wide openings to the outside.

The living room spans the entire width of the building (10 meters), making it a huge space.

The suite was placed on top of the slab with a sea viewing window, turning the roof into a living space. A wooden veranda widens the house.

The scale of the site was always present in every project and construction detail:

Concrete, plaster with iron oxide, solid wooden frames, old Riga wood flooring, stainless-steel sheet-covering, gates and stairs. Outside old irregular granite stone for paths and walls.

© Arménio Teixeira
© Arménio Teixeira

The external pavement is like a wall lying flat, protecting the house.

Cite: "House in Afife / Nuno Brandao Costa" 13 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/77429/house-in-afife-nuno-brandao-costa/>
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Cláudio · March 19, 2011

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PatrickLBC · September 15, 2010

That refrigerator elevation is hilarious...

It seems that very little thought was given to the "negative space" between the building forms. They could have enclosed a nice little yard, with the old granite wall defining one side. Missed opportunity?

The architecture itself is OK, contemporary Miesian. But the ceiling bugs me, and the poor photography distracts.

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Wow... Is it pop art?... House looks like fridge... or freezer looks like building?... But I like it:)))

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