A white house is developed in two floors, and creates an offset of volumes, defining a wide and covered zone outside for leisure, producing a shadow area, imposed by the volume of the 2st floor, on the South elevation .
It is an attempt of the idea of the project, that the social floor is widely open to the exterior in the southern elevation, thru a sliding windows, where the experiences of the kitchen and the living room are mixed in the same space, while are close to the exterior. On the other hand, a contrast is created by the opacity, on the North elevation.
In the interior, a suspended stairs leading to the 2st floor to the 3 bedrooms. Is intended to be a prominent element in the house, being on a service corridor on 1st floor, connecting all spaces on this level.
The 2st floor with the 3 bedrooms, where two of these, live in communion with a generous patio outside, and a suite bedroom, with the possibility of opening to an extensive balcony to the west elevation looking thru the landscape.
Information about the Site and Construction:
Localization : José Batalim Street, 30, Loulé, Algarve
Implantation area: 125 m2
Gross building area: 249 m2
Area of the Site: 554 m2
Construction Site: 2017 – 2018
Architecture and Coordination: Arch. Sérgio Miguel Godinho
Engineering: Eng. Licínio Ferreira, Eng. Luís Filipe Oliveira Antunes