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House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos

House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos
House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 32

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in an urban hillside of villas facing a privileged view of the West Jamor Valley.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The slope of a long and narrow plot inspired the genesis of the concept of property; a volumetric assimilation of the house as part of outer space. The house is the garden itself on its outer surface.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The four elevations and roof operate as garden areas as well as their concrete support walls. Given the slope, the house presents two ends in contrast: the West side, with an almost nonexistent façade with a gradual entry into the house and the East side is a fully opened object facing the lovely valley.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

. In fact, the house is hardly perceived from the road, revealing itself as an exception to the street morphology: a plot without a house.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Cite: "House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos" [Casa em Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima, L Arquitectos] 19 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/459210/house-in-caxias-antonio-costa-lima-l-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884