vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal
jan 16, 2013

vitor vilhena: house in tavira, portugal

‘house in tavira’ by vitor vilhena architects, tavira, portugalimage © joao morgadoall images courtesy of vitor vilhena

 

 

located in the hot landscape of portugal’s southern algarve region, surrounded by 400 olive trees, the ‘house in tavira’ by local architect vitor vilhena keeps a lowprofile amidst the horizontal landscape. the dwelling, identifiably white in compliance with regional building codes, consists of two unique volumes connected by a transparent glass corridor. one mass, a regular box, contains the bedrooms and services and is oriented to the south to face the pool and finds shade under the deep overhang of the roof structure. the other component is an angular construction that contains a carport and all the leisure functions. polished exposed concrete defines the roof plane contrasting the more sterile white-washed walls. a courtyard with an olive tree intrudes on the block, offering moments where the exterior makes its way to the interior.

 

 

two volumes connected by a glass hallimage © joao morgado

 

 

low house in a flat landscape with 400 olive treesimage © joao morgado

 

 

bedrooms facing southimage © joao morgado

 

 

image © joao morgado

 

 

carportimage © joao morgado

 

 

offices and garage areaimage © joao morgado

 

 

courtyard between two volumesimage © joao morgado

 

 

connecting glass corridorimage © joao morgado

 

 

image © joao morgado

 

 

interior glass corridorimage © joao morgado

 

 

walkway between kitchen and living roomimage © joao morgado

 

 

large closing door separates the two spacesimage © joao morgado

 

 

kitchen and living roomimage © joao morgado

 

 

hallway next to the garage, office and library to the left sideimage © joao morgado

 

 

studyimage © joao morgado

 

 

work space and bookshelfimage © joao morgado

 

 

connection detailimage © joao morgado

 

 

lounge areaimage © joao morgado

 

 

south-facing facade and poolimage © joao morgado

 

 

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courtyardimage © joao morgado

 

 

image © joao morgado

 

 

 

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  • Excellent design

    Guillermo García N. says:
  • A white concrete box that works with its environment amazing!

    Yabba says:
  • It would look much better all BLACK!

    Schermann says:

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