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.
COLINA in MADEIRA, PORTUGAL by SAOTA
October 27th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SAOTA
Brief :The brief was to maximise on the views of the Madeira coastline framing the sweeping slopes overlooking the sea.
Site: This family villa is situated on a steep slope overlooking the bay of Funchal. The site presented some challenges as there is a level change of 40 meter across the site with a 7.5 meter height restriction.
Approach: The sculptural geometry of the roof plane mirrors the view to the coast line. Terracing timber boxes float below the sloping roof plane and are orientated to frame significant views.