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Villa GK / CORE Architects

  • 02:00 - 1 May, 2018
Villa GK / CORE Architects
Villa GK / CORE Architects, © Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

© Alexander Bogorodskiy © Alexander Bogorodskiy © Alexander Bogorodskiy © Alexander Bogorodskiy + 68

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

Text description provided by the architects. Sitting on a Hill of Algarvian coast, in a calm neighborhood would be the gifted place with a stunning view of the ocean where Villa GK has its place. Thought to provide the best profit from its most benefits of living on the coast and on the well-known Portuguese weather, Villa GK, is a ground level building that features in its core a bioclimatic analysis and a green thinking side by side with the sleek and sophisticated contemporary design.

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

This 163,02 square meters footprint building is more compact on the north side and wide open on the south side where is the living open space. This living space is thus protected by the two double rooms on the north facade, acting as a thermal barrier wisely positioned. In addition, there’s the possibility for one of these rooms become independent bringing flexibility to the solution in case of willing of different uses in the future.

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

From the preliminary analysis, it also allowed managing with sunlight and wind to optimize passive climatization and natural lighting provided by wide windows that assign to the living room a big picture of the breath-taking landscape with the pool, the garden and the ocean sometimes blending with the skies. 

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

On the other hand, shading strategies are wisely applied not only to control the insolation but also to not compromise rooms privacy, giving, in the end, an interesting individuality to the whole building. Outside it’s possible to climb up the side stairs made of steel to reach the roof terrace and a higher perspective of the landscape.

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

The construction technique is an important feature regarding the control of energy gains and loses. The walls are made of "Tabicesa" Thermal Brick side by side with high-performance insulation (by exterior facade) and triple glass Windows. The indoor plaster is made of clay resulting in an good indoor air quality.

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

Green energy sources were also applied in this green way of thinking architecture, where the heating and cooling are provided by a geothermal heat pump and there is a system of clean water reusing. All these dialogues between the rural living and the contemporary design providing an undeniably pleasant atmosphere to this peaceful retreat.

© Alexander Bogorodskiy
© Alexander Bogorodskiy

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Cite: "Villa GK / CORE Architects" [Villa GK / CORE Architects] 01 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893504/villa-gk-core-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884