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House in Agra / RVdM Arquitecto

  • 02:00 - 9 October, 2015
House in Agra / RVdM Arquitecto
House in Agra / RVdM Arquitecto, Courtesy of RVdM
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Esgueira, Portugal
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Vieira de Melo
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Senos, Liliana Simões, Ânia Abrantes, Nuno Marques
  • Area

    285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© José Campos
© José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. The option of guiding the habitable compartments in only one direction: east / west, developed a set of porticos that intercalates the program. By the separation of these porticos it was achieved a volumetric fragmentation proposing alternate lights and shadows, in a game between interior and exterior. This set of fullness and emptyness stabilizes and de-hierarchizes the house, creating a unified and cohesive image.

Courtesy of RVdM
Courtesy of RVdM

The solid brick, the material that builds and composes the volumes confirms the tectonic option for the house. In a fractal reading of the house one notes that it is built from the element to the set by adding and subtracting.


Thus it is proposed an informal house in its spatial relationship, familiar in its introspection and fluid on its proposed pathways. A communicator device both internally and externally.

© José Campos
© José Campos
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© José Campos

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Cite: "House in Agra / RVdM Arquitecto" 09 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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