February 18, 2013, 5:32 pm

White crisp geometry beautifully photographed by Joao Morgado against nature.

Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena in Alentejo, Portugal. Photography by Joao Morgado.
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Context:
The site is included in Estate of Arrifóias, Odemira, Alentejo, where nature and topography have very specific features. The client seeks a solution that favours housing asset values and landscaped site.
Solution:
Respecting the site in its entirety, the project is total involvement with the natural surroundings. Was privileged contemplation of the landscape, adapting the volumetry of the house to the natural topography. The extremely careful two volumes have been developed in ‘L’ shape. The arrangement shown maximizes the southern sun exposure, differing in subtle, non-blocking visual, public and private areas. On the whole, the project was undertaken without sacrificing the natural elements and panoramic tiny cuts between site characteristics and human intervention.

Text courtesy of Joao Morgado
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography, Carcavelos, Portugal. ARCHITECT: Vitor Vilhena Architects, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. LOCATION: Herdade das Arrifóias, Odemira, Alentejo, Portugal. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: completed. AREA: 175 sqm. DATE: 2010. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Odemira House
Odemira House by Vitor Vilhena in Alentejo, Portugal

White crisp geometry beautifully photographed by Joao Morgado against nature.

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