CASA DOS ABRAÇOS | Marlene Uldschmidt Architects

Archilovers best project: year 2017 Ferragudo / Portugal / 2016

40
40 Love 4,068 Visits Published

Casa dos Abraços is situated in the fishing village of Ferragudo, Algarve, Southern Portugal.


The historic centre of Ferragudo is an extremely sensitive area to work and we believe that our intervention should be balanced harmonious and above all integrated with the surrounding architecture.


The plot is embraced by an alley. The studio decided to explore the concept following this movement.


The exterior walls of the building follow the irregular shape of the alley as a consequence of the embracing gesture.


The interiors reflect this movement which is enhanced by the strategic positioning of the staircase achieving fluidity and openness throughout the building.


Connection


To take advantage of the visual connection with the village and the river, social areas were located on the upper floors as private areas are situated on the lower floor connected to patios secluded from the public space.


Levels


The inclined topography of the site allowed the development of an open concept where from the entrance – on a half level – the upper and lower levels interconnect.


Materials


White rendered walls, Estremoz marble, white furniture and solid chestnut elements compose a minimalist theme reflecting the simplicity of the surrounding vernacular architecture.



ARCHILOVERS - BEST PROJECT 2017

40 users love this project
Comments
    comment
    user
    Enlarge image

    Casa dos Abraços is situated in the fishing village of Ferragudo, Algarve, Southern Portugal. The historic centre of Ferragudo is an extremely sensitive area to work and we believe that our intervention should be balanced harmonious and above all integrated with the surrounding architecture. The plot is embraced by an alley. The studio decided to explore the concept following this movement. The exterior walls of the building follow the irregular shape of the alley as a consequence of...

    Archilovers On Instagram
    Lovers 40 users