Photography © FG + SG – Fernando Guerra + Sérgio Guerra – Fotografia de arquitectura
Against this backdrop, the main objective of architect Rui Pinto Gonçalves, from RRJ Arhitects, was to design a piece that would fit perfectly into the site. To register the landscape in a gesture, without highlighting it. Merging the architectural object with the profile of the existing nature.
The project is set on the ground, as if it was part of it, horizontal and mimetic, by its scale, materials and colors, in parts of geometrical rigor, opening windows to the environment and simultaneously disseminating its own perspectives on its reflections.
Contemporary language marks the entirety of the building, designed with clean lines and minimalist plays of planes and materials.
The main volumes are two exposed concrete parallelepipeds, fundamentally bounded by a minimum gray frame. The volume that links them is clad in cement and wood fiber panels, with a fairly neutral expression.A major concern in the design of the project was sun protection, an intention to make the house as permeable as possible, to merge the interior and exterior spaces, which led to large glazed planes necessarily protected from sunlight. So all glass planes are recessed and have shade screens.
Whites planes are valued, covering almost all the interiors, on a natural wood pavement.
Following the philosophy of RRJ Architects, the building responds to the characteristics of the site, the starting point for the creation of unique designs.
|Plan © Courtesy of RRJ Arquitectos|
Source: Archdaily | RRJ Arquitectos