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JA House in Guarda, Portugal by Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Article source: Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa

Located on the north-center of Portugal, the house was meant to combine the rural and the urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese cities neighbourhoods.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Filipe Pina + Maria Ines Costa
  • Project: JA House
  • Location: Guarda, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Year: 2014
  • Area: 260 sqm
  • List of the main Manufacturers/Suppliers:
    • Windows frame: Extrusal
    • Wood Floor: Wicanders “Parquet”
    • Bathrooms: OFA, Sanindusa, Silestone, Cinca
    • Interior doors: Vicaima
    • Kitchen: Bosh, Frasa


Chão das Giestas House in Guarda, Portugal by AVA Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: AVA Architects

The house evolves having the planimetry of the city (Guarda-Portugal) as a background. The place, in peripheral context, is profoundly different from the center because of the recently urbanization, the natural territory was depersonalized by the topographic changes caused by that. The existing public space is builded without an organisation that matches the topography of the place, forcing an artificial and uncharacterized lotting, Nowadays, there are different morphologies and typologies of construction.

Image Courtesy Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Atelier Veloso Architects (AVA-Architects)
  • Project: Chão das Giestas House
  • Location: Chão das Giestas, São Miguel – Guarda, Portugal
  • Client: Dr. Alípio António Ferreira Monteiro
  • Architects Design: Carlos Jorge Coelho Veloso, Rui Filipe Coelho Veloso
  • Project Date: 2003
  • Construction: 2004-2006
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Photographic Production: Sérgio Guerra
  • Engineers: MBJ – Projectos de Engenharia Planeamento e Arquitectura, Lda.
  • General Contractor: Orestes & Gomes, Construções Lda.
  • Constructed surface: 320,00 sq m


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