House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha

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Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architects: Jorge Mealha
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  388
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Jorge Mealha

Text description provided by the architects. Located on an impressively sloping site in Paço de Arcos, a neighborhood of Lisbon facing the sea, this house proposes an arrangement of several solids trying to attenuate the overall mass due to a huge functional program requested by the client.

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha - Facade
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

A set of restrictive regulations, defined in the city council urbanistic project, from distances to borders, access and total amount of construction area and volume were also a condition to be addressed and surpassed.

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha - Facade, Bathtub
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The resultant form proposes a dialogue between a range of different solids and voids, using light to draw or reflect on the surfaces, proposing a changeable reading of space and volumes during the day.

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha - Handrail
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The metal screening/shading devices, create large smooth textured surfaces on the facade of the house emphasizing forms and controlling the relationships between indoor and outdoor or between external and internal spaces.

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha - Image 12 of 33
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

The house is all white and the roofs are flat. Some circulations, as the staircase and main corridor, are in white painted metal slightly detached from the walls, leaving opportunity for light to pass in between.

House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha - Stairs, Handrail
Courtesy of Jorge Mealha

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Cite: "House in Paço de Arcos / Jorge Mealha" 14 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/81632/house-in-paco-de-arcos-jorge-mealha> ISSN 0719-8884

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