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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Afife House in Viana de Castelo, Portugal by Alfredo Resende Arquitectos

 
September 27th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alfredo Resende Arquitectos

North of Viana do Castelo, between mountains and sea, Afife has a wonderful scenery of landscapes that interlock perfectly. When the client was to show me he had bought the land, could not help but be surprised by the fantastic panoramic view that of it in sight of the sea.

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

  • Architect: Alfredo Resende Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Afife House
  • Location: Viana de Castelo, Portugal
  • Project Team: João Resende, José Oliveira
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Project Area: 245 sqm
  • Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves

Situated on top of the mountain and protected from north winds, it soon became clear that the implantation of the house was essential, since the place was the reason for its construction. In order to seek a better relationship with the land, the house sits on a platform created by the existing stone walls that define the topography of the site, some in ruins, which were needed to rebuild.

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Result of its excellent location, located at the high level, the home of simple geometric shape, had to be so, as being stretched in the sun watching the sea.

The western facade features the image of the house, which is served by large windows and a balcony in console in compliance with all, as if it were a lookout point, made a strong outside presence from within.

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

From an existing reclaimed floor, parallel to the house, a pool that rises relates to the garden and the wall. With well-defined budgetary limits previously in this volume glass and plaster painted white, creating a dialogue between the current and past that unifies naturally with the landscape.

 

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

Images Courtesy Luis Ferreira Alves

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