Contemporaneity in Portugal

Architecture

24 JUL 2012

 

A house that molds and integrates outdoor and indoor spaces. This is a project that was done by the Portuguese office of RVDM that attracts attention because of its modernity. Located in Aradas, it is surrounded by courtyards and gardens in the outdoor area. Indoors the spaces are grouped by category, organizing the living areas between the private and public areas. Different heights of the ceilings help to make the use of each environment lighter.

There are three different outdoor areas that are organized around the functional layout of the house, for example, the forecourt acts as a garage and the main entrance.  The other areas qualify different areas with unique features: the confrontation between the office and the living room or the definition of the environment of the guest room. The outside area, to the north provides continuity to the studio and the pantry.