3000 House / Rebelo Andrade

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  • Architecture: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Joana Varajão, Filipe Ferreira
  • Structure Projects: Tisem
  • Passive House Project: Universidade de Aveiro - decivil
  • Photovoltaic Project: Wayse
  • Work Coordination: João Júlio Loureiro
  • Country: Portugal
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© Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

Text description provided by the architects. Herdade da Considerada is a tract of arid land with 500 hectares, about seven kilometers from Alcácer do Sal, dotted with cork oaks and umbrella pines. The resulting landscape is uniform in every direction and, as the architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade found on a preliminary visit, it is easier to lose your car at Herdade da Considerada than in a supermarket carpark.

© João Guimarães - JG Photography

This experience led to a key idea that informed the entire project: in the absence of geodesic markers – which nature did not offer Herdade da Considerada – it is the architecture that takes the place of the reference points that from time immemorial has guided man, complementing the landscape with a building that is overwhelmingly visible. 

© João Guimarães - JG Photography

The house itself and the farm building were designed to minimize building times and costs and to privilege energy sustainability. The solar panels and thermal collectors produce more energy than the house consumes, for this house is averse to energy wastage.

© Carlos Cezanne
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© João Guimarães - JG Photography

With its gable roof, doors and windows, the exterior design of the house seem as childlike as the drawings children produce even before primary school. This apparent simplicity is actually based on the collective and romantic  imagery we all share: the house on the prairie, the life of the pioneers and settlers of the American Far West, so often depicted in westerns and which live on in our constitutive memory, in spite of the time and of the intentional awareness we might have about them.

© Carlos Cezanne

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Cite: "3000 House / Rebelo Andrade" [Casa 3000 / Luís Rebelo de Andrade] 27 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/912156/3000-house-rebelo-andrade> ISSN 0719-8884

© João Guimarães - JG Photography

3000 住宅 / Luís Rebelo de Andrade

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