The architects were able to ‘bend’ the building codes by having all the bedrooms situated in the ‘attic’ resulting in a much larger residence.
The building consists of a two storey box with a balcony, which functions both as a semi-outdoor corridor connecting the rooms on the upper floor, and as a roof.
José Campos has sent us his atmospheric photographs of MIMA House.
A two storey residence overlooks the port and medieval castle while forming ‘L’ and a ‘T’ shaped plans to assist the thermal performance of the structure.
The house has a U-shaped plan built around the courtyard where the inhabitants can observe the growing process of the memorial tree.
The crosses brace the frames of panels and create identity like façade ornaments on historical citizen villas.
Tower House. It takes a village to raise a family.
Joao Morgado captures the highlight of SilverWoodHouse: large surfaces of wood emphase its forms against the white background.
The alternate disposition of the floors around the stairs allows each room to vary its ceiling height, giving a different scale to each use.
The architectural volume allows a variety of perspectives, exceeding the upper floor by its articulation with the lower floor highlighted by José Campos’s photography.
Five Japanese traditional colours ranging from brown to red form the interweaving ribbon-like façade.
The triangular extruded volume offers dwellings that resemble office plateau and offices that resemble apartments exploiting both free space and warmth.
The courtyard and main living areas have a double volume and all areas have direct access to the front pool terrace forming a traditional “Cape Dutch Langhuis”.
Different sized cubes are removed out of a whole larger one creating a game of solids and voids.
A ‘breathable’ façade frame, composed of glazed sliding doors, supports the roof rafters along the length of the building creating a open plan arrangement.
The House through its transparent gate opens up to the street merging the boundaries of private / public space recorded by José Campos.
A box that opens or closes to the social area, rationalizing the distribution to the remaining private spaces, beautifully recorded by Ricardo Oliveira Alves.
Inspired by the native atmosphere emanating from the island, the Giants of Bigwin are a tribute to Amerindian legends and to the spirits still seemingly reigning over the island.
A finely crafted structure sites quietly within its stunning surroundings.
A house as a sum of attachments, without a living area photographed by José Campos