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  7. House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino

House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino

  • 01:00 - 25 September, 2013
House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino
House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicharo, Portugal
  • Structural Engineering

    João Esteves
  • Plumbing Engineering

    José Rodrigues
  • General Contractor

    João Felício
  • Area

    437.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Text description provided by the architects. The briefing was to build a three-bedroom house on top of a warehouse built in the 80's, where part of the roof was made with a flat slab and a small balcony, precisely with that idea of later building the house.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Given the constraints of the existing warehouse, the house shape turns out to be automatically set: a box that rests on the existing structure. The rooms are placed to the east, the toilets to the west, as well as the kitchen, looking to a centennial olive tree. The existing balcony will be maintained and "duplicated" as a shading element. The living room is placed south where its south/east corner is diagonally cut in a way that the balcony could enlarge and offer an outdoor area protected from the sun and rain, overlooking the valley.

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Miguel Marcelino
Cite: "House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino" 25 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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