Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea

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Guimarães, Portugal
  • Architects: Grupo Zegnea
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50138 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs:João Morgado
  • Lead Architects: Hugo Lobo, Eugénio Ribeiro
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Text description provided by the architects. The Box XL Houses is a seven houses development arranged in a diverse way, creating different relationships with the environment. The aim was to achieve a balance between the “constructed” and the “natural”, between the “mass” and the “void” so that these two antagonistic realities would form a peaceful and continuous dialogue, enhancing each other. The idea adopted in the project and the division of the lots was carried out to allow the creation of space between the constructed mass, thus obtaining a visual permeability with the landscape.

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First Floor Plan
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The house design is practical at one level, the spaces naturally adapt a functional program. At the lower level is the garage, entrance and storage area, which is accessed from a private road specially constructed for this development.

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Ground Floor Plan
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The clarity and pragmatism with which the design of the houses is faced, is likewise reflected in the constructive options and materiality. The choice of materials that compose the interior space, was studied in order to evidence the fluidity of the space, evidencing the natural and successive continuity of its uses. Externally it seeks a succession of pure volumes, with raw materials, counterpointing to the green spaces and natural elements creating a new landscape. Therefore, the Box XL Houses establish a harmonious relationship with its surroundings.

© João Morgado

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Cite: "Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea" [Casas Box XL / Grupo Zegnea] 18 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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