Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt

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Ferragudo, Portugal
  • Architects: Marlene Uldschmidt
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  230
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Luzarq
Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt - Windows
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. Our studio were excited to take on such an interesting project in the Fishing Village of Ferragudo, Portugal. The historic center of Ferragudo is an extremely sensitive area to work in and we believed that our intervention should be balanced harmonious and above all integrate with the surrounding architecture and history. The studio decided to explore the concept of “LIVING BEHIND THE WALL” !

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The challenge was to create a facade which would be a physical barrier between the public and private areas whilst enhancing the visual connection with the village and the river.

Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt - Windows, Door
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The difficult topography of the site meant that our concept would need to allow for the design of the internal space to strengthen their visual connection with the rest of the village and beyond. The concept we chose was to use the changes of level within the site in order to achieve this goal.

Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt - Facade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Another challenge of this concept was to create a light and airy feeling within the building. We created a vertical well of light that links all levels to achieve this.

Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt - Table, Countertop, Beam
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

In order to balance the simple white walls natural materials of wood and stone in earthy tones where chosen.


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Cite: "Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt" 21 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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