Friday, June 24, 2011

Modern Single Family House | House in Grândola | Portugal | ARX

The house deals with the surroundings with both a circumstantial "mistrust" and a circumstantial "empathy". From the traditional Alentejo architecture, besides the solid white volume, it retains only some traces or topics. If weight and tectonic sense impose themselves, lightness and delicateness disappear. In the interior one finds the patio, an "absent" cube, both exterior and the centre of the house.

Unexpectedly, one finds light, warmth, comfort, privacy, space and the transparency that the small and opaque outside volume seems to hide.....more

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