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RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra+ 20

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

Text description provided by the architects. Concrete envelops the building, like weathered skin tanned by Portugal’s climate. The skin has wrinkles and flaws that trap the light. This denotes its strength of character.

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

Below the day zone exposed to air and light, lies an underground family room. It acts as a rest-stop before reaching the bedrooms. The sofa invites us to sit for a moment and unravel the secrets of the raw material, the only décor.

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

The bedroom includes a bath and shower. Everything is incorporated into a single room to save on space. This is what counts.

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

The central block of the day zone supports the roof, like an umbrella encircled by a crown of luminosity.

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra

In the dead of the night, you may well think a star has landed on earth.

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Cite: "RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners" 18 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/409035/rainha-atelier-d-architecture-bruno-erpicum-and-partners> ISSN 0719-8884
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