House in Quinta do Lago / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

House in Quinta do Lago / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

© Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez + 23

  • Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira
  • Engineer: KN - Engenharia, Lda. - Rafael Gonçalves
  • Site Area: 1900 m2
  • Number Of Floors: 3 (including garage)
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© Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

Text description provided by the architects. Description: This project is a vacation home in Quinta do Lago overlooking the lake, the golf and the sea. A white parallelepiped, consisting of a cropped wall of painted concrete that guides the access to the house, frames the liquid horizons views and materializes the whole implantation area authorized by the housing development regulation.

© Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

Inside the walled perimeter, as if indifferent to stay inside or outside, all the spatial organization is made up of physical and visual continuity, striving to create an ambiguity in perception and definition of the house's closed boundaries.

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The image of the whitewashed houses in Algarve, the white surfaces of concrete or marble, value throughout the day the play of light and shadows. On hot days, when the sun exaggerates, the living room opens automatically to its full height to absorb the coolness of the water garden and merge with the pool area.

© Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

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Cite: "House in Quinta do Lago / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura" 16 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/556422/house-in-quinta-do-lago-topos-atelier-de-arquitectura/> ISSN 0719-8884

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