Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura

Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura

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Abade de Neiva, Portugal
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

Text description provided by the architects. The object of this project is a small estate in the rural interior of the county of Barcelos, in the north of Portugal, where there was a farmer's house and a sequeiro (a vernacular architectural structure used to dry and store cereals). The facade, almost without windows, describes a long curve following the shape of the street, which closes over the interior of the property, like a rolled-up cat. After being numbered and disassembled, the elements of the existing stone masonry were recombined, creating the geometry of a new elevation, facing the garden. Behind this puzzle of built memory, a secondary glazed facade was conceived, privileging the connection with the natural landscape.

© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

The private and service areas are facing east, while the social area, facing south, proposes the free and exploratory use of a succession of mezzanines. At the northern end of the house, a suspended body - the painting studio - swings beyond the old stones of the primitive structure, challenging the surrounding landscape.

© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
Sections
Sections
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

The house faces the street like a blank canvas, laconic and abstract, returning the shadows of the neighboring buildings. 

© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

 I asked the owners, with whom a strong dialectical relationship had been established during the process: "what name would you give to your house?". Their answer honors one of the trees that, without leaving the garden, enters the Persimmon tree house” every day.

© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre
© Carlos Eduardo Vinagre

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Cite: "Persimmon Tree House / André Simão arquitectura" [Casa do Diospireiro / André Simão arquitectura] 23 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906136/persimmon-tree-house-andre-simao-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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