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House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha

  • 01:00 - 14 October, 2010
House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha
House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha, Courtesy of Jorge Mealha
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect

    Jorge Mealha
  • Project Team

    João Sítima, Luís Banazol, Arch. Pedro Pereira, Marcelo Dantas
  • Client

    Margarida e António Lemos
  • Area

    388.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. Located on an impressively sloping site in Paço de Arcos, a neighborhood of Lisbon facing the sea, this house proposes an arrangement of several solids trying to attenuate the overall mass due to a huge functional program requested by the client.

Courtesy of Jorge Mealha
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

A set of restrictive regulations, defined in the city council urbanistic project, from distances to borders, access and total amount of construction area and volume were also a condition to be addressed and surpassed.

Courtesy of Jorge Mealha
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The resultant form proposes a dialogue between a range of different solids and voids, using light to draw or reflect on the surfaces, proposing a changeable reading of space and volumes during the day.

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Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The metal screening/shading devices, create large smooth textured surfaces on the facade of the house emphasizing forms and controlling the relationships between indoor and outdoor or between external and internal spaces.

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Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The house is all white and the roofs are flat. Some circulations, as the staircase and main corridor, are in white painted metal slightly detached from the walls, leaving opportunity for light to pass in between.

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Courtesy of Jorge Mealha
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40 Comments

Patricia Teel · January 12, 2014

I love all the white. I live in central Texas where it is very hot. This house would feel cool, like living in an ice cube.

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geok · October 21, 2010

You would probably need to wear sunglasses during the day to move around this house.

Project is really good though and with a nice interior designer touch it could be more interesting

Michael Baugus · October 18, 2010

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NoraAbb · October 18, 2010

Love its simplicity. Effective usage of natural light and beautiful play of shade and shadow in the corridors. I like the way the building is designed in order to allow the least amount of heat to enter the building.

rsantosfernandes · October 17, 2010

It's a good job!
I'm a fan of white and all shades of gray.
But it seems to me that what makes me the most confusion is to be so perfect. There is nothing out of place ... Not a leaf on the floor! Not a horrible piece of decoration chosen by the owners! ... Looks like a render. (As most of their work displayed on their website.)
This makes the space poetic and ethereal, but at the same time inhuman, perhaps because of that are so many issues that are raised due to white.

Milan Kramolis · October 16, 2010

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up_today_arch · October 16, 2010

Please, stop about the white... Exept white color it has nice solution about the shape and a lot of well done joints...

Rubèn Riau · October 15, 2010

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bLogHouse · October 15, 2010

White is not an unusual color for the vernacular in many parts of southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. This project is inspired by that tradition and Richard Meier, of course. Nice design! What's unclear, though,is the relation between the living room and the pool. Is this a movable screen?

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civitras · October 15, 2010

by the third summer the "whiteness" will no longer be an issue to the owner: he will definitely be blind by then.

Other than that its a wonderful house. interesting spaces and with plenty natural lighting, good detailing.
would love to own it.

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lele · October 15, 2010

Nice house, please send mail to the draw cad for me ,

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Pedrovski · October 15, 2010

Very interesting project in terms of volume. Very dynamic without
get lost in excess. The only thing I do not like to see is the pavement
white. If this were grayscale, would be much better and less painful to watch.

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Nick S. · October 15, 2010

white + white = too much white
is this a freaking lab? no?
'cause I'd rather live in the CSI's lab set!

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RemKool · October 15, 2010

aborrecida casinha portuguesa de always...ate poderia ser de 1960 o 70... Tristeza nao tem fin

asdfgh · October 15, 2010 05:52 PM

que labrego.
tomara tu fazeres casinhas assim...

(e atenção que não sou fã de toda aquela brancura, mas esta casa em termos formais/espaciais, de iluminação natural, de detalhes construtivos, etc. parece muito intererssante)

Pedrovski · October 15, 2010 04:16 PM

Só por ignorância se pode dizer algo do género...

Quelava · October 15, 2010

The interior is too white, not the exterior :-)

danyel_buc · October 15, 2010

I understand white si the color of the moment but this look like a hospital reather than a house ...

axel_pink · October 15, 2010 11:38 AM

Danyel,close your eyes and imagine that it's pink or purple as all the houses around Bucharest and will be much better.If you can not appreciate a good project for your aesthetic sense is limited by what you see around every day,does not mean that this house is not among the most successful of what was presented here lately.

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