Clean and symmetrical layout of the Vila Viçosalocated in the sunny Vila Boim in Portugal is masterfully developed by talented creatives at Intergaupstudio. There is far more following the jump:
From the Architects:
The property is located in an agricultural house with 50ha in Vila Boim, Alentejo. Alentejo’s landscape is largely composed by soft rollinghills and plains, with cork oaks and olive trees, or the occasional vine. Northern Alentejo’s agriculture is mostly livestock-based as typified by cows, sheep, and pigs. To the south the agriculture is mainly arable. The brief was straightforward: – A weekend house the place throughout the summer and winter, the family could enjoy the attractiveness of this huge organic landscape. The major residence has only 1 floor in a “U” form. The U has its back facing against the slope, producing an inner courtyard. This way we are in a position to create a protected room that tends to make this initial promenade much more personalized and relaxed. This courtyard that we phone “pátio” demonstrates a subtle drawing, marked by the spans inserted in a normal grid, a central flowerbed and a water tank flat towards the retaining wall that goes all along the entrance path. An outdoors staircase allows the connection to the best of the terrain and to the housekeepers’ residence. The threevolumes of the “U” house are constituted by the distinctfunctions of the residence. In the center, dealing with the west and overlooking an overpowering landscape, the social areas, entrance hall, living room and dining space. In the north side, the support location with kitchen, a little dining space and technical areas. To south the privateelements of the house, an area with four bedrooms. The choice of these classic materials was, in a way, a concern to integrate the house in the ruralcontext where it is located, however the drawing and the purity in the particulars refers to a far more contemporary architectonic technique.
Project: Vila Viçosa
Made by Intergaup
Architect in Charge: Rodrigo Vieira da Fonseca
Location: 450 sqm
Place: Vila Boim, Portugal
Web site: www.intergaup.pt
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