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FVArquitectos: house in banzão II
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aug 12, 2011
FVArquitectos: house in banzão II



‘house in banzão II’ by FVArquitectos located in pinhal do banzão, colares, portugal
images © marta valsassina

portuguese practice FVArquitectos has completed ‘house in banzão II’, a single family residence located in pinhal do banzão,
colares, portugal. this low profile dwelling is situated amid and framed by a grove of mature trees. the striking plaster facade produces
a crisply defined volume contrasting the abundant textured foliage of the pine needles. bold recessed openings are accented with
sturdy single hinged timber shutters which may be swung shut to completely enclose the home.


approach to main entrance

an open slat pergola which extends from the facade encourages guests to turn the corner and discover the main entrance.
the main living space introduces the rustic materials into the interior with horizontal wooden shades which slide along a
concealed vertical track. an enclosed open air courtyard provides opportunities for ventilation into the innermost rooms.
positioned within a corner is an understated outdoor pool is recessed into a terrace composed from parallel planks.


(left) front door
(right) entry walk


enclosed courtyard


bedroom with large inward tilting window


vertical sliding shutters


(left) rustic wooden shutter
(right) swinging shutter in the open position


interior illuminated at dusk


pool at dusk


floor plan / level 0


roof plan

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