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Herdade da Aroeira House / BICA Arquitectos

Herdade da Aroeira House / BICA Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 32

Almada, Portugal
  • Architects: BICA Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3229 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Acor
  • Lead Architect: Inês Cortesão
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The principle of this house was to promote maximum integration in the existing pinewood landscape.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The desire to establish visual continuity with the surroundings is present in the material chosen to cover the whole volume of the house - resembling pine bark - that emphasizes a white suspended slab which is at the same time floor and roof.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The upper floor emerges as a short glass box, because it dips on the ground floor which wants to be connected to the ground. This transparent volume is full of windows so that the surrounding landscape could be part of (and visually enriches) all interior spaces with light and natural paintings.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

On the exterior and at night, it is possible to see the upper volume as a great glass skylight that reflects and mirrors the canopies of the pine trees that surround the house. Inside, the upper floor submerges on the ground floor through two large suspended volumes, interrupted by an apparently floating interior staircase.

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Cite: "Herdade da Aroeira House / BICA Arquitectos" [Casa Herdade da Aroeira / BICA Arquitectos] 24 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/919447/herdade-da-aroeira-house-bica-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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