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built at the center of a large agricultural estate, this single-storey dwelling has been designed by architectural practice blaanc. located in montijo, a portuguese municipality in the lisbon metropolitan area, ‘casa da vinha’ — or vineyard house — sits on even terrain adjacent to a cork forest. the scheme seeks to interfere as little as possible with its context by aligning itself with the natural elements that make up the surrounding landscape. the home’s different functions are organized within three similarly sized rectangular volumes, each possessing a flat roof. the arrangement of these volumes helps define the property’s shared and private spaces, which are each distinguished by a distinct materiality.

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all images by joão morgado

 

 

primary living space is contained within a rammed earth volume, which adjoins a sheltered outdoor terrace. internally, the use of rammed earth ensures greater thermal and acoustic comfort, providing a cool environment throughout summer months. the two remaining white concrete structures contain six suites, an office, a small guest bathroom and bedroom, and a storage area with direct access from outside. the design also includes a courtyard patio that brings light into spaces with north-west exposure.

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the house sits on even terrain adjacent to a cork forest

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a terrace provides an area for external recreation

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each part of the home is distinguished by a distinct materiality

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the building negotiates a tree, forming a small courtyard

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primary living space is contained within the rammed earth volume

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the use of rammed earth ensures greater thermal and acoustic comfort

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the design includes a small patio that brings in natural light

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the outdoor terrace functions as an extension of the interior

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the residence seeks to interfere as little as possible with the surrounding environment

 

 

project info:

 

name: vineyard house / casa da vinha
location: montijo, portugal
architects: blaanc (ana morgado, lara pinho, maria da paz braga, maria do carmo caldeira)