House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Living RoomHouse in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Exterior PhotographyHouse in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior PhotographyHouse in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Kitchen, WoodHouse in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - More Images+ 35

Redondo, Portugal
  • Architects: BICA Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  362
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  ADF, Batista-gomes, Botaca, CIN, Cerâmica Vale da Gândara, Efapel, Hunter Douglas, João Lopes Iluminação, LUSOTUFO, Mobimetro, PADIMAT, Sanitana, Smeg, Sosoares, Weber
  • Lead Architect : Inês Cortesão
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House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The terrain extends in a slope. The house emerges in the background and draws the boundaries of the site, at its lowest point. An extensive meadow connects the two heights of the site. Two contiguous volumes are created and are separated by a small courtyard with a tree in the centre. At the edge, the volume is released from the ground and only the roof is maintained to protect an outdoor porch area that is adjacent to the pool with the shape of a traditional irrigation tank.

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Exterior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Image 36 of 40
Elevation - North
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Exterior Photography, Facade, Courtyard
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Regarding the functional spaces, we separated the private area with 3 bedrooms and kitchen in the first volume, from the social area with living and dining rooms in the second volume, connected to each other by a corridor that also serves as the main entrance of the house and as a connection to the courtyard. The colour of the meadow in the high temperature months was the colour chosen to characterize the project to achieve a uniform image of nature and construction.

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Image 35 of 40
Plan
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Living Room
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The whole building, interior and exterior, is coated with a lime-based mortar on the walls and traditional curved roof tiles on the roof, ensuring harmony and uniformity. Inside, under the slope of the roof, we can find spacious interiors given by the high ceilings and the broad view we can see through the large windows.

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Wood
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Image 40 of 40
Section - B
House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Wood, Door
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Cite: "House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos" [Casa no Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos] 08 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/954534/house-in-alentejo-bica-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884

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