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House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 25 April, 2014
House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura
House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura, © José Campos
© José Campos

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  • Engineering

    Hugo Pinheiro
  • Engineering Collaborator

    Luis Maio
  • Construction

    Joaljo Construçöes
  • Supervision

    Antonio Castro, Nuno Pinheiro, António Teixeira
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Text description provided by the architects. It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself - consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its contiguous exterior spaces, and allowing the light to enter through the entire house.

© José Campos
© José Campos

On the ground floor are the social and service areas, plus, in the northwest, there is a 'body' attached, to be used as a garage. The entire floor is opened, from north to south, allowing social spaces relate frankly to their outdoor spaces of natural expansion.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The 1st floor consists of three bedrooms, all are connected by their exterior, by a balcony, with the dual function of solar and privacy control device, by means of a wooden grid supported on a metal beam structure.

© José Campos
© José Campos

In the penthouse, is located a reading/study area, divided in two levels, connected exteriorly by a panoramic path, surrounding a small green roof.

© José Campos
© José Campos

Inserted within a previous volumetric urban plan defined by a set of rules, the building aims to provide a unique spatial experience, and achieve a thorough response to its climatic requirements, for, through correct bioclimatic performance, offer, natural and passively, the desired thermal/lighting comfort.

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Cite: "House in Miramar / e|348 Arquitectura" 25 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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