FVArquitectos: house in quinta patino
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oct 09, 2012
FVArquitectos: house in quinta patino

‘house in quinta patino’ by FVArquitectos, quinta patino, estoril, portugal
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portuguese firm frederico valsassina arquitectos has sent images of their latest project, ‘house in quinta patino’ in estoril, portugal.
the rectangular footprint arranges the living spaces within a modular arrangement of compartments and openings, integrating outdoor
courtyards into the internal configuration. placing all of these habitable spaces inside the four perimeter walls makes a structure
which appears larger than it actually is. rectilinear voids within each of the elevations extend the interior rooms to the outside zones
and views to the irregular rock cliff which borders the site. matures trees on the property and well as vegetation walls within the open-air voids
positioned within the plan. large wooden plank window shutters shield from solar gain or doors seal off interior courtyards for privacy,
contrasting with the gray concrete exterior walls when closed or revealing the transparency through the home.

an entry path leading to the home terminates within a courtyard. a hall leads to the living and dining area and bathroom on the western side
of the plan while the service spaces and kitchen are positioned across a courtyard. a flight of stairs leads to the upper level master suite with an office,
closets and bathrooms as well as three suites. all rooms but one has access to a private terrace.

elevation with wood plank shutters closed
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(left) wood plank shutters in the closed position
(right) vegetation wall
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elevation with shutters opened
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home and pool
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voids within the gray elevation reveal green vegetation walls
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entry path
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interior courtyard
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wooden door bordering courtyard is closed
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door open to interior
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view from courtyard through the home
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pocket courtyard and vegetation wall
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at dusk
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at night
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floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

roof plan

floor plan / level -1







project info:

location: quinta patino, estoril
project year: 2010
conclusion year: 2012
construction area: 700 m2
architecture: frederico valsassina
co-workers: sofia salazar leite, henrique oliveira, rita sá nogueira, rita gavião, filipa ferreira
structure and foundations: betar
special technical facilities: get
hydraulic plants: ductos
photography: FG+SG   

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