House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa

House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa

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Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  313
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2008

Text description provided by the architects. The client wanted a house that would fulfil an old dream: to be in the living-room and watch the sea.

The land was high but not enough to get a glimpse of the water down there in the West.

Thus, the house kept rising volume after volume until it reached the living-room, opened and looking at the sea.

House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa - Facade, Windows
Courtesy of Nuno Brandão Costa

A granite platform simulates a Northern house, placed on a stone threshing floor, with only two storeys. The third storey is hidden under the slope to open itself over Oliveira city, the bedrooms and below them the pool.

The windows, many and large, are opened to every direction so that the house faces everywhere.

House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa - Handrail, Deck
Courtesy of Nuno Brandão Costa

Upstairs the framework cuts out the westward landscape inside the living-room almost as a canvas painted only for this house, a dream once again drawn: “Ça c`est pour moi, le plus beau et le plus triste paysage du monde. C´est le même paysage de la page précédente, mais je lái dessiné une fois encore pour bien vous le montrer. C´est ici que le petit prince a apparu sur terre, puis disparu.” final excerpt of Le Petit Prince, Antoine Saint-Exupéry

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Courtesy of Nuno Brandão Costa

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Cite: "House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa" 28 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/79391/house-in-macinhata-nuno-brandao-costa> ISSN 0719-8884

Courtesy of Nuno Brandão Costa

House in Macinhata / Nuno Brandao Costa

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