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Padre Botte House / CNLL

  • 09:00 - 26 August, 2015
Padre Botte House / CNLL
Padre Botte House / CNLL, © Marcos Oliveira
© Marcos Oliveira

© Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira © Marcos Oliveira + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nogueira da Regedoura, Portugal
  • Architecture Coordinator

    Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Collaborators

    CNLL Augusto Rachão, Ana Viana, Maria João Venâncio
  • Area

    338.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003
  • Photographs

  • Architecture Coordinator

    Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Collaborators

    CNLL Augusto Rachão, Ana Viana, Maria João Venâncio
  • Client

    Padre Gonçalo Botte
  • Lot Area

    1.765 m2
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© Marcos Oliveira
© Marcos Oliveira

Text description provided by the architects. The programme defined the construction of a single family house on land, which had an old par­ish house facing a narrow street and a large area with some fruit trees behind it.

© Marcos Oliveira
© Marcos Oliveira

First the trees, then the living space, followed by the unusual appropriation and demands of a space for a cultured and determined priest were the motivations behind this design solution. There is no place for representation, nor is any axis mundi developed here; structure is merely giv­en to thoughts on the past and the future, old and new dreams about ways of living are ordered and recreated, so that privacy and comfort, opacity and transparency, horizontality and vertical­ity, the exterior and the interior, shadow and light, can converse.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Two overlapping bodies define the rules of the house, the cardus and decumanus axes organ­ise the experience and emotion that must exist within. Outside, the bodies have pure geometric forms, without windows “where you can’t see the landscape”, they create a game where the only rule is simply to create surprise at the concept of living that is proposed and stimulated.

© Marcos Oliveira
© Marcos Oliveira

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Cite: "Padre Botte House / CNLL" 26 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772366/padre-botte-house-cnll/> ISSN 0719-8884
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