House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos

House in Alentejo / BICA Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 40

Redondo, Portugal
  • Lead Architect:Inês Cortesão
  • Design Team:Pedro Tomé
  • City:Redondo
  • Country:Portugal
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Elevation - North
Elevation - North
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Plan
Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Section - B
Section - B
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© 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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