Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos

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Leiria, Portugal
Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos - Windows
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. This single-family house is located on a triangular-like plot, next to a highway that crosses an extensive green area, near the city of Leiria. The house consists of two volumes that intersect as a closed angle, following the shape of the plot. The larger volume has its geometry marked by oblique lines, which rise from the ground.

Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos - Lighting, Table, Chair, Handrail
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The stairs, at the intersection point, is the generator of this three-floor volume, where different functions are organized: at the lower level is the basement with parking and storage; above are the social areas - the living room on the ground floor and a mezzanine upstairs. The other volume is smaller and seems to float in the air. The first-floor level looks like a white box that lays over a concrete block, pigmented in dark gray, which conveys a feeling of lightness.


The upper floor houses the private area with three bedrooms, and the ground floor contains the kitchen that opens up to a covered outdoor area with functional space. The living room is the core of Vidigal House, expanding over the surroundings through the large windows that shape their walls. The living experience of the spaces is extremely fluid and generous in natural light.

Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos - Windows
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Cite: "Vidigal House / Contaminar Arquitectos" 13 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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