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Rosto do Cão House / M-Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 17 November, 2014
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
Rosto do Cão House / M-Arquitectos
Rosto do Cão House / M-Arquitectos , © Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Partners

    Fernando Monteiro, Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team

    Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Pedro Furtado, Diana Policarpo, Maria Melo Bento
  • Project Area

    240 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

Text description provided by the architects. The plan settles on a contemporary design and ensures the function program given by the client.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

The proposed volume naturally settles over the smooth terrain, over a basement, which emerges the ground and only floor, respecting the existing topography in order to could gain the view of the sunset and the vegetation with the least impact on the surroundings.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

Therefore, the house merges with the farm scenery as well as takes advantage of solar light, through its shape, result of existing walls and paths alignments and of rethinking the traditional gabled ceilings, widely spread over rural areas of these Islands.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

The project is composed of an East/West axe, containing the most important areas such as the living room and the master bedroom. The living room also gains a projecting outer space.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

On the North, four programmatic boxes take advantage of natural light, comprising a bedroom, an office, a kitchen and a laundry-room. There’s an enclosed outer space for parking the car.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The open land, with an East and South facing view offers existing walking paths, and a new wooden coated sundeck, for outstanding views over the slopes and the sea.

© Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

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Cite: "Rosto do Cão House / M-Arquitectos " [Casa do Rosto do Cão / M-Arquitectos ] 17 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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