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House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa

  • 01:00 - 28 September, 2010
House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lugar da Quinta do Monte, Macinhata da Seixa, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
  • Architect

    Nuno Brandao Costa
  • Collaboration

    André Eduardo Tavares, Joana Restivo, Inês Pimentel
  • Client

    Dr. Jorge de Jesus Ribeiro
  • Foundations And Structures

    Ana Isabel Vale (AB Projectos)
  • Hydraulic Equipment And Installations

    Ana Isabel Vale (AB Projectos)
  • Electricity & Safety

    Maria da Luz Santiago (RS associados)
  • Hvac

    Raul Bessa (GET)
  • Area

    313.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. The client wanted a house that would fulfil an old dream: to be in the living-room and watch the sea.

The land was high but not enough to get a glimpse of the water down there in the West.

Thus, the house kept rising volume after volume until it reached the living-room, opened and looking at the sea.

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A granite platform simulates a Northern house, placed on a stone threshing floor, with only two storeys. The third storey is hidden under the slope to open itself over Oliveira city, the bedrooms and below them the pool.

The windows, many and large, are opened to every direction so that the house faces everywhere.

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Courtesy of nuno brandao costa

Upstairs the framework cuts out the westward landscape inside the living-room almost as a canvas painted only for this house, a dream once again drawn: “Ça c`est pour moi, le plus beau et le plus triste paysage du monde. C´est le même paysage de la page précédente, mais je lái dessiné une fois encore pour bien vous le montrer. C´est ici que le petit prince a apparu sur terre, puis disparu.” final excerpt of Le Petit Prince, Antoine Saint-Exupéry

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Santi Maggio Savasta · August 18, 2011

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Malik · December 28, 2010

"portrait" house
this design show ways to keep portraits of it's site
outside to inside at it own ways
this design full of outside and it work greatly, facade showing a nature color but still has a strong "word" to says if this is a building not a rock
in some ways this remind me of Ando Tadao work

gina · October 11, 2010

the top floor or deck looks dangerous if you have kids or if you are drunk?

Juan Manuel Peyregne · October 04, 2010

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M. · October 02, 2010

lindo

xman · January 30, 2011 10:11 PM

Linda és tu "M"

Michael Baugus · September 30, 2010

Interesting construct- http://bit.ly/coZ7VB

up_today_arch · September 30, 2010

Nice small house, real pearl... Almost all houses around us have rectangular shape (they are boxes), almost all vehicles have four vheels and aircrafts have two wings... this is life as it is... Thanks for executive drawings for this project. It is more important than pictures...

Kevin Clement · September 30, 2010

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Elanor Lee · September 29, 2010

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tsk tsk · September 29, 2010

I like this one, it's better than the little house NBC has completed in AV. Boavista, Porto.

karen prinsloo · September 29, 2010

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pedro vila verde · September 29, 2010
bardo · September 29, 2010

exquisite. nothing more be need said.

Teta Architecture · September 29, 2010
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luca · September 28, 2010

house=box

architect · September 28, 2010

i am getting tired of boxes.
especially those coming from my country Portugal.

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luda · September 28, 2010

great inside design but i dont like it.

rolo · September 28, 2010

yes indeed

beautiful boxes!!

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Pedro Furtado · September 28, 2010

Awesome architectural "boxes"! :-D

Lucas · September 28, 2010

Boxes, boxes and more boxes...
Is that all you can do Mr. Nuno Brandao Costa?

jonjon · September 28, 2010

Great project… great photos… very well done x

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