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House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos

  • 03:00 - 8 November, 2016
House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos
House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos, © Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

© Nuno Almendra © Nuno Almendra © Nuno Almendra © Nuno Almendra + 27

  • Principal

    José Adrião
  • Project Manager

    Carla Gonçalves
  • Equipe

    João Albuquerque Matos, Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Sara Jardim
  • Structure

    MB – Engenharia
  • MEP

    MB – Engenharia
  • Contractor

    CFS
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Text description provided by the architects. The detached houses at Praia do Estoril are located in a privileged area in Sal-Rei, Boavista Island, Cape Verde. The location is excellent due to the great proximity to the city centre – within a few minutes walking distance –and the direct access to the magnificent beach and the dunes of Praia do Estoril.

Model
Model

The residential project consists of 18 detached houses, creating a small residential area located in the middle of an alley connecting the houses directly to the seafront promenade of Sal Rei and to the beach.

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

The units have two or three bedrooms and a courtyard. The walls surrounding the courtyards provide a private and intimate atmosphere, as well as a protection from the wind and the sand from the beach.

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

Each unit has two floors. The common areas are located on the ground floor, with a spacious kitchen and living room area. The living rooms, depending on the type of house, open directly to one or two porches that create a relation between the interior of the house and the outside area. The window’s framework and its deep opening allow an almost complete connection with the exterior, reinforcing this relation. The porch along the house is an exterior lounge area with shade, protecting the interior of the house from the direct sunlight and the occasional rain.

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

In the upper floor, is the private area of the house, with the bedrooms and the two bathrooms. The bedrooms and the bathrooms open to a balcony, protected from direct sunlight, creating a relation with the surroundings and the sea.

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

The house’s main yard has a garden area with local plants, that are easy to maintain, and a swimming pool.

Section
Section

The finishing of the houses is simple and informal. The paving is made of weak concrete, the walls and the ceilings are plastered and painted in white and the aluminium frameworks are lacquered in matt white. The concept of the house was designed to reflect the casual and relaxed living of a beach house.

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra
Cite: "House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos" 08 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/798927/house-in-estoril-beach-jose-adriao-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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