Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais

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Rabo de Peixe, Portugal
  • Architects: ARCO mais
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  76
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Paulo Goulart
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Saint-Gobain, Kerion, Sanindusa
  • Lead Architects: Paulo Lima, Chiara Bettelli
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Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Garden
© Paulo Goulart

Text description provided by the architects. Situated on the northern side of S.Miguel Island, the plot has an open view over the sorrounding fields and woods.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Door, Facade, Chair
© Paulo Goulart

The client expressed a desire of openness and harmony with nature, and very little concerns about how he would like the interior of the house, except from the wish of including memories of old travels through some objects.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Facade
© Paulo Goulart
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Floor Plan
Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Table, Windows
© Paulo Goulart

The design keeps the action of building minimal, as aethereal as possible when working with concrete, shaping a simple frame and the border between inside and outside, giving it flexibility.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Table, Chair, Facade, Windows, Patio
© Paulo Goulart

So we designed and built a floating concrete box. The concrete frame does not touch the ground, and the living space is separated from the outside only through a set of sliding glass panels.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Chair, Garden
© Paulo Goulart
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Cross Section
Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Door, Facade, Arch
© Paulo Goulart

In a plot sorrounded by high stone walls, the building is located next to the western end, with no relation with the street, becoming almost invisible from it.

The tension created on the west side between wall and construction gives to the in-between space a sense of intimacy, enough to define it as a garden, in opposition to the rest of the plot.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Bed, Bedroom
© Paulo Goulart

From the outside, the building materializes itself through light and shadows, its mass and presence appearing and desappearing with a change of wiewpoint or the mere passage of a cloud.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Image 13 of 26
© Paulo Goulart

The interior space of the house, taken to the essential, develops into the sleeping area and the living, separated by a functional block including storage, kitchen and the restroom: a box inside the box.

Living room and bedroom find an extension on the ouside under the roof slab.

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais - Windows, Facade
© Paulo Goulart

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