corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal

corpo atelier merges Exposed Concrete with stone and metal

 

Corpo Atelier introduces a project featuring three houses, each defined by exposed concrete facades that unfold elegantly in Faro, Portugal. The design comprises reinforced concrete walls that ascend from the ground, halting at a specific point where a subtle transition occurs—a metallic grid emerges seamlessly, cradling an assortment of locally sourced stones. The project presents a nuanced exploration of architectural principles. The three concrete facades encircle a central courtyard, with each facade uniquely interpreting the shared constructive concept. Each design sees an exposed concrete wall rising before giving way to a metal grid, artfully accommodating a stack of local stones. Eventually, the grid dissolves toward the sky, completing a deliberate and considered design narrative.

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
all images by Frederico Martinho

 

 

pine wood lines run through the concrete floors

 

Internally, the primary residence experiences modest yet purposeful modifications. The removal of four walls is offset by the introduction of pine wood lines on the concrete floor. Four replicas of the original doorframes are thoughtfully placed in their original positions, underscoring the physical void left by the absent walls. On the exterior, the main facade facing Alportel street showcases its enduring design. Retaining its original aesthetic and compositional integrity from its 1934 inception, this facade exemplifies Corpo Atelier team‘s commitment to preserving architectural heritage within a contemporary context.

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
Corpo Atelier’s latest project unfolds in Faro, Portugal

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
three distinct houses display elegant exposed concrete facades

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
reinforced concrete walls ascend from the ground giving way to an emerging metallic grid

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
locally sourced stones nestle within the emerging metallic grid

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
the concrete facades encircle a central courtyard

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pine wood lines on the concrete floor highlighting the trace of the removed walls

corpo atelier unveils three exposed concrete and stone facades in portugal
four replicas of the original doorframes emphasize the physical absence of the once-present walls

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the facade facing Alportel street retains its aesthetic and compositional integrity since 1934

 

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project info:

 

name: Three Exposed Concrete Facades
architect: Corpo Atelier@corpo_atelier

design team: Filipe Paixão, Laura Correia, Laura Bação, Diogo Silva, Pietro Pucci

location: Faro, Portugal

photography: Frederico Martinho | @fredericomartinho

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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