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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.

Texugueira House in Leiria, Portugal by Contaminar Arquitectos

 
March 26th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Contaminar Arquitectos

Its shape stretches on the ground, unfolding from a wall that supports three volumes. Each one has a different scale, offering a different experience, resulting in a dynamic and playful composition.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

  • Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos
  • Project: Texugueira House
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography
  • Contaminar Arquitectos: arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
  • Typology: 4 rooms
  • Construction area: 233 m
  • Dates: 2011 / 2013

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

The first volume is empty at the ground level, providing a covered area for leisure or parking, facing the main entrance to the house, in between a game of pillars.

A painting/music studio is located at the upper level, with a small terrace that opens over the landscape and natural light.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

In the central volume there are the main entrance and the social area of the dwelling, including the living room, with a large window over the green surroundings, and the kitchen connecting with the barbecue area and the garden.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

The third volume contains the private area, with two bedrooms on the ground floor, which are directly connected with the contiguous garden spaces, and with a suite with balcony on the upper floor.

The dwelling is organized along a closed path that crosses the three volumes, accompanying the linear outer wall leaning against the terrain.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

The spaces between the volumes are shaped as small gardens or living areas, in close dialogue with the house and the rural landscape of Texugueira.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Biographies

CONTAMINAR ARQUITECTOS is an office founded in 2005 in Leiria – Portugal, by the architects Joel Esperança and Ruben Vaz, together with product and interiors designer Romeu Sousa. The team is multidisciplinary and the developed projects cover diverse scales. A significant part of their studio’s work explores the numerous possibilities of contemporary dwelling, single family or collective, presenting different projects built in this field.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Contaminar Arquitectos

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