Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  4844 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Simone Bossi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AutoDesk, Diasen, Duravit, Oli, Sosoares, CIFIAL, CIN, Dada kitchens, Dae, EMBARRO, GHOME, Mottura, Robbialac, Robert McNeel & Associates, Roca, Viabizzuno, VitrA
  • Lead Architects : Cristina Mendonça, Nuno Griff e Paulo Albuquerque Goinhas
  • Project Team : Ana Teresa Hagatong, Ana Sofia Amador, Gloria Berenguel, Valeria Mapariello, Paula Vargas, Pavol Dobsinsky e Rui Neto.
  • Structures : Pedro Viegas
  • Electricity And Telecommunications : Pedro Amorim.
  • Landscaping : Sandra Nunes
  • Consultants : Henrique Shreck (Taipa)
  • City : Borba
  • Country : Portugal
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Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi

Text description provided by the architects. This project is the expansion of the existing winery of Herdade da Cardeira, located in Borba, part of the Alto Alentejo region, in the center of the interior of Portugal.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi
Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi

The landscape is mainly agricultural, with greater incidence in the vineyards and olive groves, but it also has on its horizon the consequences of the exploitation of marble quarries, a very profitable business for the region until a few years ago.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi
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Plan - Ground floor
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General section
Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography, Wood
© Simone Bossi

We met Erika and Thomas Meier, in 2011, when they consulted our office in order to make the project for the extension of their recently acquired winery. They presented their new investment, as well as their needs and their approach for the compound’s new premises. A house was needed, for periodic stays of the couple and daughters, a reception/office, for the Cellar's administration, a tasting room, and a kitchen, to receive customers.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography
© Simone Bossi

There were pre-existing buildings on the site: 1. the cellar was a contemporary building, built recently by the previous owner; 2. the existing house was a very old and small building that didn't serve the program’s purpose. 

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography, Chair
© Simone Bossi

These two buildings coexisted on top of a natural hill that was deformed over time from earth movements of the vineyards and older constructions.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography, Closet
© Simone Bossi

The goal was to organize the requested program with all the workflows from the different uses, integrating the new constructions together with the landscape and with the pre-existing cellar, contributing to a unified image of the property.

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Constructive section

Three kinds of users were established: 1. The workers, 2. The customers and 3. The owners. The strategy went through softening and molding the topography, accommodating the program into new scattered constructions at different levels along the hill, in order to reinforce the different privacies of use. The idea of grading different privacies, inside and in between each building, has merged the landscape and architecture project into one, although with different lexicons. 

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography, Beam
© Simone Bossi

The spaces pass from the interior into the exterior embodying gradations for the different uses, making their limits fade beyond “Monte” hill. Integration of pergolas along each sliding window door emphasized the fading of those limits. Closer to the Cellar is located the reception/administration office and wine tasting room building which is deployed on two levels, the reception at the bottom of the slope and the tasting room at the top, with a view to the vineyard. A bigger elevation, located in the center of the hill, defines the division from public areas to private areas without blocking the connection. Over the central elevation, at the same level of the tasting room, a swimming pool divides the living area from the bedrooms, which are located on a lower level facing the opposite side, towards the sunrise (East).

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography
© Simone Bossi

The constructions are made out of rammed earth from the site, the walls were afterward covered by a natural lime plaster on the inside but on the outside the color was tuned to the orange of the earth, allowing the constructions to fade into the landscape. This option of construction, together with the cross ventilation through the windows and the pergolas with climbing greenery for shade, made the building more efficient along the hardest season of the year, summer.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Interior Photography, Facade
© Simone Bossi

Apart from being a scenario, integrated into the landscape through the garden that involves the constructions, the compound is like an old village where agriculture, commerce, and dwelling share space, extending each building interior to the exterior, along with the different areas with distinct grades of privacy, which in the end define all the hill as one whole and single entity in terms of image.

Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura - Exterior Photography
© Simone Bossi

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Address:Pray, Borba, Portugal

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Cite: "Herdade da Cardeira Winery / EMBAIXADA arquitectura" [Herdade da Cardeira / EMBAIXADA arquitectura] 15 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971871/herdade-da-cardeira-winery-embaixada-arquitectura> ISSN 0719-8884

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