cvdb arquitectos: jarego house in portugal
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dec 12, 2012
cvdb arquitectos: jarego house in portugal


‘jarego house’ by cvdb arquitectos, cartaxo, portugal
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra
all images courtesy of cvdb arquitectos

 

 

the two-storey ‘jarego house’ by local practice cvdb arquitectos is located on an 8 x 40-meter (24 x 120 foot) lot in the historical urban fabric of the
city of cartaxo, portugal. it presents itself as a white volume over a transparent ground floor. a central patio and a garden allow the light to enter the
different spaces of the house during the day and plays an important role in the organization of the spaces, designing a void around which the house
develops itself. the project explores the length of the site. the inhabitants of the house move around the interior spaces on the long axis. this datum
emphasizes the visual relations between the interior functions and the garden. the depth of the site is explored and underlined by the presence of a
white wall, accompanying the main line of circulation which always maintains a visual connection to the garden. the family’s main social areas,
which are located on the ground floor, are characterized by different ceiling heights, thus presenting different ambiances. the stairwell articulating
the different floors presents different materials, composed of a floating stair, playing with transparencies and creating a visual filter over the upper part
contrasted by the more massive and sculptural lower section. large windows emphasize the relationship between the interior spaces, the garden and
the courtyard that brings light to the kitchen and to a small office. the first floor accommodates the bedrooms and a more intimate living room with a
playing area for the children. a second patio, painted in strong yellow, reveals itself through a slit in the wall.

 

 


view of the front façade
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra

 

 


the stairwell
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra

 

 


patio
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra

 

 


view of the patio
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra

 

 


view of the nighthall
image © FG + SG / fernando guerra and sérgio guerra

 

 


(top) floor plan / level 0
(bottom) floor plan / level 1

 

 


section

 

 


section perspective

 


axonometric

 

 


sketch of the plan

 

 

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