central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal

central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal

CASA CM BY OODA: Fusion and extension of nature

 

Located in Oeiras, a town west of Lisbon, Casa CM by OODA is a private residence that celebrates the surrounding topography as the main guiding principle of its design. Incorporating an existing slope, the house takes shape around an open, central patio that connects the interior to the site’s lush nature. This central void is formed by three sides that are ‘diluted in the terrain’, one with social spaces and the other with private rooms, joined to the center by a ‘transparent and absent spatiality’ that dissolves to articulate the entrance. ‘The strategy involves confronting and reconciling artificial and natural data, believing in the affirmation and configuration of architecture, through a regulating and distributing patio for the program,’ explains the Portugal-based studio.

Central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's Casa CM in PortugalAll images courtesy of OODA

 

 

HALF-BURIED PATIO CONNECTS RESIDENTS TO THE SURROUNDINGS

 

Dense and strongly anchored on the slope, Casa CM ‘levitates’ to create visual unity and continuity between the center of the void and the vegetation. Although it appears as a solid mass from an aerial point of view, the house features glazing throughout most of its spaces that provides different levels of transparency. outside, OODA has inserted a scenic swimming pool that reflects natural light, compensating for the half-buried condition of the entrance patio. Meanwhile the building’s sloping roof is accessible and able to serve uses that prolong the narrative of the house. ‘The materiality adopted goes through the closings of the house and confirms this total and global dimension,’ notes the studio. ‘The architecture appears, as always, transformative but also capable of adding stability and quality to the place.’

central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal
Aerial view

Central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's Casa CM in Portugal

Central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's Casa CM in Portugal
Entrance

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central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal
Swimming pool in the patio

central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal
Social area

central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA's casa CM in portugal
Kitchen and dining area

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Exterior view

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central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA’s casa CM in portugal
 
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central patio invites the surrounding nature inside OODA’s casa CM in portugal
 

project info:

 

Name: Casa CM

Architect: OODA

Location: Oeiras, Portugal

Size: 350 sqm

Collaboration: TEKK, A3R, Fusão, P4

ARCHITECTURE IN PORTUGAL (294)

DBINSTAGRAM (1978)

OODA (13)

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS (2596)

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